Saturday tidbits

Goalie Tyler Beskorowany was assigned from the Texas Stars to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL earlier this week so he could some more playing time. In his second game back with Idaho, Beskorowany stopped 39 of 40 shots last night in a 2-1 win over Utah. The Idaho Statesman's game story is here.

The Idaho Statesman also has a nice feature on Beskorowany’s return to Boise, and you can read it here.

Nieuwendyk, other former Stars to play in alumni game

Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk and several of his former teammates in Dallas are going to be lacing up the skates next month in an alumni game featuring players from the 1989 Stanley Cup Final between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens.

The game will be played on Saturday February 19 and it’s part of the festivities surrounding the Heritage Classic game between the Canadiens and Flames, which will be played the following day.

Nieuwendyk was part of announcement about the alumni game yesterday in Calgary.

Also was on hand was former Star Brian Skrudland, a member of the 1989 Montreal team and a teammate of Nieuwendyk when the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999.

Here are the alumni game rosters as they stand now and you can pick out several players who played in Dallas over the years.

Calgary Flames: Colin Patterson, Dana Murzyn, Gary Roberts, Jamie Macoun, Jim Peplinski, Joe Nieuwendyk, Joel Otto, Lanny McDonald, Perry Berezan, Ric Nattress, Theo Fleury, Mike Vernon, Gary Suter (pending), Al McInnis (pending), Joe Mullen (pending).

Montreal Canadiens: Brent Gilchrist, Serge Boisvert, Benoit Brunet, Sergio Momesso, Mike Keane, Craig Ludwig, Kevin Haller, Guy Carbonneau, Bob Gainey, Russ Courtnall, Mike Lalor, Brian Skrudland, Ryan Walter, Kirk Muller, Rick Green.

The Flames official site has a nice feature on the game, including some quote from Nieuwendyk.