The defenseman has been reassigned to the Swedish Hockey League by his NHL organization, the Dallas Stars.

A younger Bichsel in a former jersey
Leksands IF

Lian Bichsel will return to Sweden - not to join Leksands IF, the club he was playing for the last two years, but to Rögle BK. Already having practiced with them over summer, the defenseman is set to spend the rest of their season with them, before heading back overseas to re-join the Texas Stars.

"We respect Lian’s decision to return to Rögle BK for the remainder of its season and are eager to watch his continued development," the Dallas Stars' General Manager, Jim Nill, states. "Lian is a big part of our future, and we look forward to him re-joining Texas in the spring."

19-year-old Bichsel has made 13 appearances in the AHL this fall, recording one goal and four assists. He also had to sit out three games due to a suspension.

( 29 November 2023 | esi )