DALLAS (AP) _ The Dallas Stars sent right wing Blake Sloan to the International Hockey League's Houston Aeros on Tuesday.

Sloan, 24, is expected to join Houston immediately. Sloan played with the Aeros during the 1997-98 season and most of the 1998-99 season.

He was scoreless in three games for Dallas this season. Sloan has four goals and 13 assists in 81 games during the past two seasons.