Yeah, he's really worked his way up through the organization...took the long way to be sure. They're trying out Jordie big time, gave him big minutes in the AHL, giving him NHL minutes, they want to see what they have. Less time for evaluation due to age/contract status/etc. Ultimately, I'm not sure that he'll win out because the Stars have some young guys that can play. But they want to see if they have something there...compliance buyouts exist on the other side of this season remember, also, the Stars are in the process of turning over their team to the new kids. Old guard is being quickly replaced, just seat fillers were added this offseason to help the transition from old guys to prospects.
Larsen gets action, then he's out. Benn gets action, then he's out. Oleksiak gets action, then he's out. It's a tryout. Not unlike what we have going on in Pittsburgh. The hyper season is as good of as an excuse as any to keep a rotation like that going and it's chance to see if you've amassed any riches.