In the pros: Bidwill, Dineen, McMillin, Sterling

Former Tiger defenseman Arthur Bidwill was plus-2 in his professional debut on Friday night.

Former Tiger defenseman Arthur Bidwill made his professional debut during the Allen Americans’ 5-0 win over the Texas Brahmas in the first round of the Central Hockey League playoffs Friday night.

Allen teammate and former Tiger forward Brian McMillin scored a goal for the Western Conference second-seeded Americans.

Nick Dineen made his pro debut with the ECHL Elmira (N.Y.) Jackals against the Reading Royals on Friday in the team’s second-to-last regular-season game, committing a tripping penalty.

Brett Sterling scored an empty-netter in AHL Portland’s 5-3 win over Worcester.

In the pros: Rau called up; Sterling traded to AHL Portland

Former Tiger Chad Rau was called up by Minnesota recently.

The St. Louis organization has traded former Tiger Brett Sterling, pictured at left, from AHL Peoria to AHL Portland, Maine, an affiliate of the Phoenix organization.

Here’s the official release with stats.

Both traded players are former AHL Rookie of the Years,