The Stars are battling some flu, but also have no extra forwards, so they called up Travis Morin from the AHL today.

Ryan Garbutt has served two games of a five-game suspension, but still must stay on the 23-man roster. Kevin Connauton is the extra defenseman, so Morin will be a forward who can add depth on a quick two-game road trip with back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday.

Here is the news release:

The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled forward Travis Morin from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Morin, 29, has earned at least one point in each of his first eight contests with Texas this season and leads the entire AHL with 18 points (8-10=18). The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward was the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 20 for posting nine points (4-5=9) in four games. The native of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota has appeared in three National Hockey League (NHL) contests, all as a member of the Dallas Stars during the 2010-11 season. Morin was Washington’s ninth-round selection (263rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft