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Dallas Stars Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Ales Hemsky, RW7/1/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Right winger Ales Hemsky signed with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Insight: The Stars gave him $12 million over three years. Hemsky presumably will play with newly acquired center Jason Spezza on the team's second line. Hemsky and Spezza had success playing together last season after the Oilers traded Hemsky to Ottawa. The 30-year-old winger tallied four goals and 13 assists in 20 games with the Sens.
Jason Spezza, C7/1/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: The Senators have traded Jason Spezza to the Stars along with Ludvig Karlsson for Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul, Alex Chiasson and a 2015 second-round pick.
Insight: This is the second straight offseason the Stars have acquired a frontline center. Spezza is likely to center the team's second line with free-agent acquisition Ales Hemsky at right wing. He shouldn't lose any fantasy value from the move.
Patrick Nemeth, DCold4/25/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth left Wednesday's game with an upper body injury and is questionable for Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim.
Insight: Nemeth has no fantasy value after going scoreless in eight regular season games and four playoff games.
Brenden Dillon, D4/25/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon will be a game-time decision for Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim,
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury and hasn't played since the regular season. Dillon totaled 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists) along with 86 PIM.
Brenden Dillon, D4/21/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon will miss Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim,
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury. Dillon totaled 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists) along with 86 PIM.
Brenden Dillon, D4/18/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim,
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury and has yet to begin to skate. Dillon totaled 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists) along with 86 PIM.
Brenden Dillon, D4/16/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon won't compete in Wednesday's playoff opener against Anaheim. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury. Dillon racked up 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists).
Ray Whitney, RW4/16/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Stars right wing Ray Whitney is active for Game 1 against Anaheim. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: Whitney sat out the last six regular season games because of a lower body injury. His experience (1,330 NHL games) should help Dallas in the playoffs.
Brenden Dillon, D4/15/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon (lower body) didn't skate Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's playoff game, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: The 23-year-old Dillon had six goals, 11 assists, 86 PIM and 97 SOG in 80 games this season. He missed the final game of the regular season on Sunday and will be a game-time decision.
Jamie Benn, LW4/13/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: The Stars did not have Jamie Benn (rest) for their regular season finale.
Insight: Benn didn't miss a game all season so the Stars gave him Sunday off to rest for the playoffs. The 24-year-old benefited from Dallas' addition of Tyler Seguin in 2013-14 and had a career-high 79 points (34 goals, 45 assists) and 279 SOG.
Ray Whitney, RW4/11/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) is out Friday and questionable for Sunday's regular season finale, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Whitney will miss his fourth straight game Friday. The 41-year-old has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/9/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) will miss Wednesday's game, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: It's his third straight out of the lineup. The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/9/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Whitney missed the last two games. The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/8/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) will sit out again Tuesday.
Insight: It's the second straight game he has been out of the lineup. The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/6/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Panthers, according to stars.nhl.com.
Insight: The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Tyler Seguin, CHot4/5/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin scored a goal and had one assist Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Seguin has scored a goal in three straight games and 35 this season. The 22-year-old has 80 points, a career high.
Jamie Benn, LW4/5/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Stars left wing Jamie Benn had two goals and one assist Saturday against the Lightning.
Insight: Benn has a career-high 32 goals, 74 points and 258 SOG in 77 games.
Erik Cole, LW4/5/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole (upper body) will be a game-time decision Saturday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Cole missed the last seven games. He has 16 goals, 13 assists, 133 SOG and a -17 rating in 69 games this season.
Aaron Rome, D4/3/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome (lower body) is doubtful for Thursday's game against Carolina.
Insight: He has one point in 24 games and very little fantasy value.
Ray Whitney, RW4/1/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney had a goal and an assist Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: Whitney has nine goals and 23 assists in 68 games this season.
Alex Chiasson, RW4/1/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Stars right winger Alex Chiasson had three assists Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: The 23-year-old has 13 goals and 22 assists (35 points) in 72 games, but he has a -21 rating.
Tyler Seguin, C3/30/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (general soreness) played Saturday and has a few days to rest.
Insight: Seguin was a game-time decision against the Blues but ended up skating 20 minutes. He's been one of the best scorers in hockey in 2013-14, producing a career-high 76 points in 72 appearances. The Stars have off until Tuesday night at Washington.
Colton Sceviour, RW3/30/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Stars right wing Colton Sceviour found the net twice Saturday in a win against St. Louis.
Insight: Sceviour has played well in his brief tenure in the NHL. In 18 contests, he already has seven goals and three helpers. That extrapolates to 32 goals and 14 assists over a full 82-game schedule.
Tyler Seguin, C3/29/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin may not play Saturday against St. Louis. SOURCE: Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News
Insight: Seguin is dealing with general fatigue and soreness. He's been one of the best scorers in hockey in 2013-14, producing a career-high 76 points in 71 appearances. If Seguin does sit out Saturday, it would be his third absence of the season.
Alex Goligoski, D3/29/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Dallas blueliner Alex Goligoski was in a generous mood Friday against the Predators.
Insight: He dished out three assists in the victory. His +5 rating was a season-high. Goligoski is tied for 16th among NHL defensemen with 31 assists this season.
Erik Cole, LW3/28/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole (upper body) will not play Friday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Cole's 269 consecutive games played streak came to an end on Saturday and he'll miss his fourth straight game. He has no fantasy value anyway.
Ray Whitney, RW3/28/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (illness) will play Saturday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Whitney's status was in doubt due to an illness. The 41-year-old has eight goals and 21 assists in 65 games this season.
Erik Cole, LW3/27/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole is questionable for Friday's game against Nashville due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Cole's 269 consecutive games played streak came to an end on Saturday and he's missed a total of three games so far. He has 16 goals and 13 points in 69 games, but the -17 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Erik Cole, LW3/24/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole is doubtful for Monday's game against Winnipeg due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Cole's 269 consecutive games played streak came to an end on Saturday. He has 16 goals and 13 points in 69 games, but the -17 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Tyler Seguin, CHot3/22/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin extended his points streak to eight games Saturday against Ottawa.
Insight: Seguin has produced 15 points (six goals, nine assists) during the streak. The 22-year-old has set career highs in goals with 31 and points with 73 in 68 games this season.
Jamie Benn, LWHot3/22/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Stars left wing Jamie Benn reached 30 goals for the first time Saturday against the Senators.
Insight: Benn has potted seven goals in his last eight games and has a career-high 67 points in 70 games.
Shawn Horcoff, C3/22/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Stars center Shawn Horcoff (upper body) is probable for Saturday's game against Ottawa after missing four games.
Insight: Horcoff (7 G, 11 A) doesn't produce enough to warrant attantion from fantasy owners.
Jamie Benn, LW3/20/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Jamie Benn scored both Dallas goals Thursday in a loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: He led the team with seven shots on goal. The Stars have now lost four in a row. They'll look to end the skid Saturday against Ottawa.
Rich Peverley, C3/19/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Rich Peverley underwent heart surgery on Tuesday. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: Peverley has already been ruled out for the rest of the season. It's unknown if the 31-year-old will be able to resume his career.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/18/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen is officially in the starting lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: He sat out four games with a concussion, though one of those games was later postponed. Lehtonen's return will push veteran Tim Thomas (18-21-4, 2.90 GAA) back to the bench.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/17/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Stars netminder Kari Lehtonen (concussion) will be available for Tuesday's game, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: It's unknown if Lehtonen will start Tuesday against the Penguins, but we know he'll at least be available as a backup after the Stars demoted Cristopher Nilstorp on Monday. Lehtonen suffered a concussion last Saturday when Minnesota's Erik Haula ran him over, causing his helmet to fly off and his head to hit the crossbar.
Shawn Horcoff, C3/15/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Stars center Shawn Horcoff (upper body) did not play Friday and is out for Sunday's game against Winnipeg
Insight: Coach Lindy Ruff said it "might be a while" before Horcoff (7 G, 11 A) returns.
Cody Eakin, C3/15/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin (lower body) missed Friday's game and is questionable for Sunday's game against Winnipeg.
Insight: he did skate Saturday, but only before the team practicve, so he's probably going to sit out again. The 22-year-old Eakin has a career-high 13 goals, 29 points and 125 SOG in 65 games this season.
Cody Eakin, C3/14/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin (lower body) will miss Friday's game, according to Mark Stepneski of stars.nhl.com.
Insight: The 22-year-old Eakin has a career-high 13 goals, 29 points and 125 SOG in 65 games this season. He's day-to-day.
Shawn Horcoff, C3/14/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Stars center Shawn Horcoff (lower body) will not play Friday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Coach Lindy Ruff said it "might be a while" before Horcoff (7 G, 11 A) returns.
Cody Eakin, C3/13/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin (lower body) is doubtful for Friday's game, according to Mark Stepneski of stars.nhl.com.
Insight: He didn't practice Thursday. The 22-year-old Eakin has a career-high 13 goals, 29 points and 125 SOG in 65 games this season.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/13/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Stars netminder Kari Lehtonen (concussion) skated before practice Thursday and is nearing a return, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: "Kari is doing great," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He’ll see the doctors (Friday) to see if he can be cleared. If he’s cleared, he’ll keep progressing. He’s way ahead of where I thought he would be." Lehtonen suffered a concussion last Saturday when Minnesota's Erik Haula ran him over, causing his helmet to fly off and his head to hit the crossbar. Tim Thomas made his first start with the team Tuesday at St. Louis and will continue to handle the net until Lehtonen returns.
Rich Peverley, C3/12/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Stars center Rich Peverley will not play again this season following Monday's cardiac event. SOURCE: ESPN's SportsCenter
Insight: Peverley addressed the media in a press conference this afternoon. He's going to need heart surgery this offseason. The 31-year-old has one year left on his contract.
Jamie Benn, LWHot3/11/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Jamie Benn has scored a goal in three straight games.
Insight: Benn has a five-game points streak and delivered 12 points (four goals) in his last eight games, including one goal and one assist Tuesday at St. Louis.
Rich Peverley, C3/11/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: The last we heard, Stars center Rich Peverley was resting comfortably after his cardiac event Monday against Columbus. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: He's still undergoing tests. According to head coach Lindy Ruff, Peverley (seven goals, 23 assists in 62 games) asked how much time was left in the first period as soon as he regained consciousness. Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with Peverley and his family.
Rich Peverley, C3/10/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Monday's Stars versus Blue Jackets game has been postponed after Dallas center Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench six minutes into the first period. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Peverley was rushed to a hospital and is now in stable condition. He has a history of heart problems and missed a game as recently as last week with an irregular heartbeat. No makeup date has been set.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/10/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Stars netminder Kari Lehtonen has officially been diagnosed with a concussion. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: The injury occurred Saturday when Lehtonen took a brual hit from Minnesota left wing Erik Haula. Tim Thomas (17-20-3, 2.85 GAA) will handle the goalie work during Lehtonen's absence.
Tim Thomas, G3/10/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Newly-acquired Tim Thomas should get the start for the Dallas Stars with Kari Lehtonen dealing with a head injury.
Insight: Thomas was added to serve as insurance for Lehtonen and its paying immediate dividends. He's 17-20-3 with a 2.85 GAA and .909 SV% this season.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/10/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen likely suffered a concussion Saturday night and is doubtful for Monday's game against Columbus.
Insight: Minnesota's Erik Haula came in hard while trying to control the puck, lost control of his ability to stop when Dallas' Cody Eakin tripped out his right foot and barreled over Lehtonen. The goaltender's helmet flew off and his head hit the crossbar. The Stars just acquired Tim Thomas to serve as insurance for Lehtonen. Smart move.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/9/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen likely suffered a concussion Saturday night, coach Lindy Ruff said. SOURCE: espn.com
Insight: Minnesota's Erik Haula came in hard while trying to control the puck, lost control of his ability to stop when Dallas' Cody Eakin tripped out his right foot and barreled over Lehtonen. The goaltender's helmet flew off and his head hit the crossbar. The Stars just acquired Tim Thomas to serve as insurance for Lehtonen, who has been injury-prone in his career.
Jamie Benn, LWHot3/9/2014 8:59:00 AM
Description: Dallas left wing Jamie Benn picked up his 25th goal of the season Saturday night against the Wild.
Insight: Benn has gone off for 10 points in his last seven games and reached the 60-point mark Saturday.
Tyler Seguin, CHot3/9/2014 8:56:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin has put up eight points in his last two games.
Insight: He had a hat trick and two assists Thursday and followed that up with a goal and two assist Saturday. The 22-year-old has broken out with 29 goals and 66 points in 62 games following a trade from the Boston Bruins last offseason.
Rich Peverley, C3/6/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is questionable for Thursday's game against Vancouver due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Peverley isn't much of a goal scorer (seven) despite putting 120 SOG. He's totaled 27 points in 60 games playing primarily alongside Erik Cole and Cody Eakin.
Tim Thomas, G3/5/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: The Panthers traded Tim Thomas to the Dallas Stars, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.
Insight: Florida traded for Roberto Luongo on Tuesday, so they had no need to the 39-year-old Thomas (16-20-3, 2.87 GAA, .909 SV%). Thomas will serve as insurance for Kari Lehtonen.
Brenden Dillon, D3/3/2014 2:11:00 PM
Description: Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon is doubtful for Monday's game against Buffalo due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Dillon has 14 points to go along with 64 PIM and 79 SOG this season which is a big improvement on last season, but he's fallen on hard times with just two points in his last 20 contests. Look elsewhere for blueline help.
Jamie Benn, LWHot2/2/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Jamie Benn has scored a goal in five straight games.
Insight: Benn recorded just 18 points over 29 games from Nov. 21 to Jan. 20, but he's come up with 10 points in his last six games. With 22 goals, 50 points and 191 SOG in 55 games, Benn is on pace for the best season of his five-year career.
Dan Ellis, G2/2/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Dallas goalie Dan Ellis saved all 26 shots he faced Saturday in a shutout win over Anaheim.
Insight: It's his first clean slate of the season and the 14th of Ellis' career. Ellis has only played in 13 games this season and when he has, his GAA has barely been below three (2.94). Fantasy owners should only consider him in the event of a Kari Lehtonen injury.
Kari Lehtonen, GCold1/22/2014 12:14:00 AM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen only needed to make 18 save to shut out Minnesota 4-0 Tuesday night.
Insight: It breaks his three-game losing streak. He's 18-14-8 on the season with a 2.62 GAA and a .915 SV%.
Ray Whitney, RW1/18/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (upper body) is questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota after missing Friday's practice session.
Insight: The 41-year-old Whitney in his 20th season has just five goals and 18 points in 40 games and is no longer a viable fantasy option.
Aaron Rome, D1/18/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome (upper body) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota, but is expected to play, according to the Stars website.
Insight: He'll likely play for Sergei Gonchar. That said, he has one point in nine games and very little fantasy value.
Sergei Gonchar, D1/18/2014 1:16:00 PM
Description: Stars D Sergei Gonchar (lower body) is questionable for Saturday night's game against Minnesota.
Insight: The 39-year-old Gonchar has one goal, 12 assists, 56 SOG and a -7 with the Stars, his fifth professional franchise. There are better fantasy options at the blueline.
Kari Lehtonen, GCold1/6/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen has allowed 12 goals in his last two starts, including seven Monday against the Islanders.
Insight: The Stars tried to give Lehtonen the night off on Saturday, but Dan Ellis gave up three goals in the first period and Lehtonen ended up playing the final two. He has some favorable matchups coming up at New Jersey on Thursday and at the New York Rangers on Friday, but he can't be trusted right now.
Valeri Nichushkin, RWHot1/6/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Valeri Nichushkin scored one of Dallas' three goals Monday against the Islanders.
Insight: Nichushkin, the 2013 10th overall pick, has recorded 14 points (seven goals) over his last 17 games and should continue to have decent fantasy value as long as he remains on the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn.
Trevor Daley, D1/6/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley (sprained left ankle) could return for Monday's game with the Islanders.
Insight: He participated in Sunday's practice. Daley is good for about 25 points and 100 SOG a season when healthy.
Stephane Robidas, D1/6/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas (broken leg) was at the team's practice facility last week, though he has yet to begin skating.
Insight: The Stars still haven't given a timetable for when he might be back. The 36-year-old has four goals and one assist in 24 games this season.
Sergei Gonchar, D1/6/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Stars D Sergei Gonchar (concussion symptoms) will return for Monday's game, according to a Dallas Morning News report.
Insight: The 39-year-old Gonchar has zero goals, 12 assists, 48 SOG and a -5 with the Stars, his fifth professional franchise.
Dan Ellis, G1/4/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Stars goaltender Dan Ellis will start in the crease Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Ellis has started just seven games all season behind workhorse Kari Lehtonen. He's 4-3-0 with a 3.04 GAA and a .904 SV%.
Tyler Seguin, C1/4/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (illness) will play Saturday, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: A flu bug was going around the Stars' locker room, but everyone who was affected -- Seguin, Ray Whitney, Rich Peverley and Shawn Horcuff -- appears to be ready to play.
Ray Whitney, RW1/3/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (illness) is expected to return Saturday after missing two games. SOURCE: stars.nhl.com
Insight: A flu bug is making its way around the Stars' locker room. The 41-year-old Whitney has just four goals and 15 points in 33 games and is no longer a viable fantasy option.
Tyler Seguin, C1/3/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin is the latest Stars player to come down with a flu bug, according to stars.nhl.com. He's questionable for Saturday's game.
Insight: The flu has hit Ray Whitney, Shawn Horcuff, Rich Peverley and Seguin this week, causing Whitney to miss two games and Horcuff to miss one.
Ray Whitney, RW1/2/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney is questionable for Thursday's game against Montreal due to illness.
Insight: He's feeling a little under the weather. He's posted 15 points in 33 games, but the -2 rating won't halp fantasy owners.
Erik Cole, LW12/28/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole found the net twice in a 4-1 win over Nashville on Friday.
Insight: It was Cole's first multi-goal outing since April 4, 2012. Six of the veteran's eight goals this season have come in the month of December.
Alex Chiasson, RW12/24/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars right winger Alex Chiasson is probable for Friday's game against Nashville while dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Chiasson is lucky to have the Christmas break to recover. He's totaled 19 points this season now if only he can improve on his -10 rating.
Sergei Gonchar, D12/23/2013 8:05:00 PM
Description: Stars D Sergei Gonchar is dealing with concussion symptoms and will miss the next 7-10 days, according to NHL.com.
Insight: The 39-year-old Gonchar has zero goals, 12 assists, 48 SOG and a -5 with the Stars, his fifth professional franchise.
Ray Whitney, RW12/18/2013 9:36:00 AM
Description: Stars left wing Ray Whitney had a productive night Tuesday against Colorado.
Insight: Before Tuesday, Whitney had just one goal in his first 27 contests. That goal came on November 3rd at Ottawa. The 41-year-old now has 379 goals for his career.
Aaron Rome, D12/17/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Colorado.
Insight: He appeared to injure a leg in Monday against Colorado. He posted just 10 points 2011, but that's his highest output and in three games this season has yet to get on the board. Nothing to see here.
Tyler Seguin, C12/14/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin has two four-point games over his last four games.
Insight: Seguin has shown he's capable of blowing up at any time, but he hasn't been able to put together a lengthy scoring streak. He's recorded 14 points over his last 11 games but had seven zero-point games in that span.
Jamie Benn, LW12/14/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Jamie Benn scored a goal Saturday for the first time since Nov. 14.
Insight: Benn had a goal and five assists on Nov. 14 but had produced just four points over his last 11 games before potting two goals Saturday. His drought hasn't been due to a lack of shots; he's averaged 4.89 SOG per game over his last nine.
Valeri Nichushkin, RWHot12/7/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and three assists Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Nichushkin had a hand in all three of Tyler Seguin's goals in the third period and then added one of his own. The 2013 No. 10 overall pick has put up two goals, seven points and a +6 over his last three games and should continue to produce if he can stick on the top line.
Tyler Seguin, C12/7/2013 4:44:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin had a natural hat trick Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Seguin scored his first goal shortly after the second period began and then had two goals and one assist in a stretch of 1:02 later in the period. He finished the game with four points, two PIM, five SOG and a +4 and snapped a five-game scoring drought.
Dan Ellis, G12/7/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Dallas started Dan Ellis between the pipes for Saturday's matinee game against the Flyers.
Insight: Kari Lehtonen started the last four games and 18 of the last 19 but he owns a 0-10-1 record and a 3.50 GAA in his career against the Flyers
Tyler Seguin, C12/5/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (concussion symptoms) skated 21:45 and attempted seven SOG in his return to the lineup Thursday at Toronto.
Insight: Seguin missed the last two games due to concussion-like symptoms. He has now failed to pick up a point in five straight games.
Tyler Seguin, C12/5/2013 6:42:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (concussion symptoms) has been cleared to play Thursday against Toronto, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Seguin, who has 12 goals, 23 points and 69 SOG in 24 games this season, missed the last two games due to concussion-like symptoms.
Tyler Seguin, C12/5/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (concussion) will be a game-time decision Thursday because he has to pass a baseline test, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Seguin, who has 12 goals, 23 points and 69 SOG in 24 games this season, missed the last two games due to concussion-like symptoms. He skated Thursday morning and looked great, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, so he should be able to play.
Tyler Seguin, C12/4/2013 11:45:00 AM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (concussion) might play Thursday, coach Lindy Ruff said. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: Seguin missed the last two games due to concussion-like symptoms. He has 12 goals, 23 points and 69 SOG in 24 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C12/3/2013 11:45:00 AM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Chicago with concussion-like symptoms.
Insight: Seguin is a fantasy stud and any missed time is a disaster. He's scored 12 goals and added 11 assists in 24 games. He was skating prior to Monday's practice so it may not be a long wait for his return.
Tyler Seguin, C12/1/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin will miss Sunday's game, but not due to muscle soreness. He's dealing with concussion symptoms, according to the Stars' Twitter account.
Insight: Seguin has missed some practice time over the past week due to a muscle issue, but the concussion symptoms are a new development.
Tyler Seguin, C12/1/2013 1:39:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (muscle soreness) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Oilers, according to Mark Stepneski of stars.nhl.com.
Insight: Seguin has been dealing with the issue for nearly a week now. He was able to play Friday against Chicago but with the injury not improving he may sit out Sunday.
Tyler Seguin, C11/29/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin will be active for Friday's game versus Chicago. SOURCE: Mark Stepneski, Stars.com
Insight: Seguin missed a couple practices earlier in the week because of muscle soreness. He scored and took four shots on goal against the Blackhawks when he faced them earlier this month.
Tyler Seguin, C11/28/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin missed another practice Thursday due to a muscle issue, according to Mark Stepneski of stars.nhl.com. Coach Lindy Ruff couldn't guarantee that Seguin will play Friday.
Insight: "We just decided to give him another day. He’s not quite where we need him," Ruff said. "He should be OK for tomorrow, but not definitely." Seguin has 12 goals and 23 points in 23 games this season, his first in Dallas after three years with Boston.
Tyler Seguin, C11/27/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin missed Wednesday's practice due to a "muscle issue," according to Mark Stepneski of stars.nhl.com.
Insight: Seguin hasn't produced a point in three straight games but still has 12 goals and 23 points this season. He should be able to play Friday against the Blackhawks.
Antoine Roussel, LW11/27/2013 9:16:00 AM
Description: Dallas left wing Antonie Roussel netted two goals in Tuesday night's win over Anaheim.
Insight: Tuesday marked Roussel's first career multi-goal game. All four of his goals this season have come in November.
Ray Whitney, RW11/26/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Dallas winger Ray Whitney (groin) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Tuesday's game against Anaheim.
Insight: The 41-year-old hasn't played since Nov. 9. He has one goal and eight points in 17 games this season, but has been close to a point-a-game guy over the past two seasons (106 points in 114 games).
Ray Whitney, RW11/23/2013 12:17:00 PM
Description: According to stars.nhl.com, Ray Whitney (groin) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Blues.
Insight: The 41-year-old hasn't played since Nov. 9. He has one goal and eight points in 17 games this season.
Alex Chiasson, RW11/21/2013 2:16:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars right winger Alex Chiasson is probable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers after being hit in the face by a puck in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Chiasson is off to a good start with five goals and seven assists in 20 games. He's scored 11 times in his first 17 career games, but hasn't lit the lamp in the last 10 contests.
Ray Whitney, RW11/17/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: The Stars placed Ray Whitney on injured reserve Tuesday and he isn't expected to return until next Thursday against the New York Rangers.
Insight: The 41-year-old is dealing with a lower-body injury. Always a solid scorer, he has one goal and eight points in 17 games this season, but his ability to lit up the lamp has become a question.
Ray Whitney, RW11/12/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: The Stars placed Ray Whitney on injured reserve Tuesday.
Insight: The 41-year-old is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss at least the next two games. He has one goal and eight points in 17 games this season.
Valeri Nichushkin, RW11/5/2013 6:03:00 PM
Description: Stars 2013 first-round pick Valeri Nichushkin will play on the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn Tuesday against Boston. SOURCE: stars.nhl.com
Insight: The No. 10 overall pick scored his first NHL goal Sunday at Ottawa but has just three points in 13 games. A move to the top line should spark his production, however.
Ryan Garbutt, C11/3/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Stars center Ryan Garbutt is probable for Sunday's game against Ottawa after serving a five-game suspension for high-sticking Dustin Penner.
Insight: Garbutt has no offensive game and his only fantasy-worthy quality is penalty minutes.
Jamie Benn, LW10/28/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Jamie Benn scored his fourth goal of the season Monday against the Sabres.
Insight: The pairing of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn has worked like a charm for Dallas. Both players have 12 points in the first 11 games.
Tyler Seguin, C10/28/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist Monday at Buffalo.
Insight: That gives the 21-year-old five goals and 12 points in his first 11 games with his new team.
Alex Chiasson, RW10/28/2013 1:08:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars right winger Alex Chiasson is questionable for Monday's game against Buffalo due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Chiasson is off to a hot start with five goals and four assists in 10 games. He's scored 11 times in 17 career games - that's a total anyone would be proud of. He's a must start if healthy.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/24/2013 12:21:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen (lower body injury) is expected to start Thursday's game against Calgary.
Insight: Injuries have kept him out of five games this season but he owns a 2-1-0 record with a 1.57 GAA and .953 SV%.
Erik Cole, LW10/24/2013 12:18:00 PM
Description: Winger Erik Cole is questionable for Thursday's game against Calgary due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Cole has a goal and two assists in eight games, but also comes with a -5 rating. He's with the third line and not seeing enough ice time to be fantasy worthy.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/18/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen (lower body injury) worked out Friday but won't play Saturday or Sunday, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Dan Ellis will start Saturday against the Kings and Jack Campbell could make his NHL debut Sunday against the Ducks.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/14/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen (lower body injury) has been placed on injured reserve. SOURCE: Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News
Insight: It frees up a roster spot for the Stars. They'll roll with Dan Ellis in goal Tuesday night against the Avalanche.
Dan Ellis, G10/12/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Dallas will start Dan Ellis between the pipes Saturday at Minnesota.
Insight: Kari Lehtonen suffered a lower-body injury Friday night. Ellis is a journeyman who owns a 2.73 GAA and a .908 SV% in 185 career games with four organizations.
Rich Peverley, C10/12/2013 2:30:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley played on both the top 5-on-5 line and the No. 1 power-play with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn Friday night and coach Lindy Ruff says he'll make no changes Saturday. SOURCE: Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News
Insight: He replaced Erik Cole on both lines. Cole was dropped to the third line. Peverley had one assist Friday while Seguin and Benn combined for three goals and four assists.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/11/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen left Friday's game against the Jets due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: Lehtonen had a shutout working through 34:30 but he had to come out. The goalie has a history of groin issues.
Jamie Benn, LW10/11/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists Friday against the Jets.
Insight: He has four points in the first three games. Teaming up with Tyler Seguin should help both Benn and Seguin to have breakout seasons.
Tyler Seguin, C10/11/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Tyler Seguin didn't take long to show why the Dallas Stars traded for him this offseason, as he had two goals, two assists and five SOG in his third game of the season Friday at Winnipeg.
Insight: The 21-year-old Seguin was shipped out of Boston this offseason due to his hard-partying ways. The former No. 2 overall pick should break out as the No. 1 center in Dallas.
Trevor Daley, D9/13/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley is questionable for the opener against Florida after having neck surgery over the summer.
Insight: He has been skating for a month and a half and has been cleared for all workouts. Daley is good for about 25 points and 100 SOG a season when healthy.
Rich Peverley, C9/13/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley underwent a procedure for an irregular heartbeat which is expected to keep him out of the lineup for up to three weeks, according to the Stars' site.
Insight: While injury-prone, Peverley has scored as many as 22 goals and 55 points in a season, but he's also been on the wrong side of the plus-minus rating in three of the past four seasons.

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