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Colton Point not heading into the bubble with the Dallas Stars

The 22-year-old was one of the final four Dallas Stars cuts
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North Bay's Colton Point will be returning home from the U.S. once again. 

The 6'4" Dallas Stars prospect was one of five goalies invited to take part in the Dallas Stars training camp in Texas which started in mid-July in preparation for heading to Edmonton as part of the Western Conference's NHL bubble.

However, on the weekend Jim Nill, the Stars general manager, had to make four cuts to get to the 31-man roster limit.   

Nill noted that all four players cut, including Point, performed well in camp.  

Point, a fifth-round selection of the Stars in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, was one of five goaltenders at the camp including Ben Bishop, Anthon Khudobin, Jake Oettinger, and Landon Bow. 

The 22-year-old finished his second season of professional hockey with the Idaho Steelheads, Dallas Stars affiliate team in the ECHL told BayToday that he was looking forward to the opportunity. 

"I’m hoping to be able to showcase how much I’ve improved this season, especially going into a contract year next season, this is an excellent opportunity to work with the NHL staff and skate with NHL calibre players to further improve going into next season," Point told BayToday back in mid-July.  

See related: Point back in Texas for Stage 3 training camp 

Point, who will be going into the final year of his entry-level contract with the Stars, only got into one AHL game with the Texas Stars this past season. 

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