News:Maxime Fortunus signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Stars on Friday, Renaud P. Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.
Analysis:Maxime Fortunus has spent the last two seasons playing for the Texas Stars of the AHL, where he recorded a career-high 34 points (5G, 29A) in 73 games during the 2010-11 campaign. Fortunus has eight career NHL games under his belt, all coming in 2009-10, and he'll likely begin next season in the AHL.
News: Fortunus was called up from the Texas Stars (AHL) on Thursday.
Analysis: Dallas has been rolling with seven defenseman on occasion with a few banged up forwards, though Fortunus won't see any time on special teams if he draws into the lineup.
News: The Stars have called up D Philip Larsen and D Maxime Fortunus.
Analysis: Larsen comes over after finishing his season in Sweden, while Fortunus has been plying his trade in the AHL. Neither of these guys has any Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Stars have placed C Brian Sutherby (groin) on IR, retroactive to Nov. 12, and have called up D Maxime Fortunus from the AHL.
Analysis: Sutherby is good defensively for Dallas, but he doesn't provide a lot for Fantasy owners. He still has minimal appeal when healthy. Fortunus has yet to play in an NHL game and is not a prospect. Continue to ignore him in all formats.
News: The Vancouver Canucks assigned Zack Fitzgerald, Maxime Fortunus, Shaun Heshka, Pierre-Cedric Labrie, Drew MacIntyre, Cory Schneider, Jim Sharrow and Juraj Simek on Wednesday.
Analysis: None of these players are likely to see much time, if any, at the NHL level. Avoid them in all Fantasy leagues.