|Date of Birth||8/18/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 208 lbs|
The Stars assigned L'Espereance to AHL Texas on Tuesday.
L'Espernance's demotion leaves the Stars with just 11 healthy forwards, likely signifying that one of the team's players currently out with an injury will be ready to return for Wednesday's contest versus the Blue Jackets. The most likely candidate is Corey Perry (foot), who was initially aiming to return Friday against the Penguins.
L'Esperance scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
L'Esperance broke a scoreless tie at 16:39 of the second period, burying the feed from Joel Hanley behind Flames goalie David Rittich. The Michigan native has seen very limited minutes in his two appearances this season (5:56 versus the Capitals, 6:28 against the Flames), so he's not likely to make a fantasy impact.
The Stars recalled L'Esperance from AHL Texas on Saturday.
The Stars are battling injuries at forward, so L'Esperance was brought up to provide depth for Saturday's game versus the Blues. It's unsettled whether the Stars plug him into the lineup right away. In 18 games during L'Esperance's rookie season, he potted two goals with one coming on the man advantage.