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Ales Hemsky | Winger

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
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Ales Hemsky could draw back into Dallas' lineup on Saturday.
He has been a healthy scratch for the past two games, but a three-game suspension for Ryan Garbutt has opened up a roster spot. Hemsky has recorded just two goals and seven points in 25 games this year. He also owns a minus-12 rating. Dec 12 - 11:37 AM

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Ales Hemsky and Jyrki Jokipakka will be healthy scratches against the Jets on Tuesday night.

Hemsky has been a huge disappointment in Dallas, scoring just seven points in 25 games this season. No doubt leading to his benching. Jokipakka meanwhile has been a pleasant development. The 23 year old Finnish rookie defender has two points in nine games with Dallas.
Dec 9 - 8:17 PM

Ales Hemsky was a healthy scratch in Saturday's win over Montreal.

Colton Sceviour and Curtis McKenzie played larger roles on Saturday because of Hemsky's absence from the lineup. Hemsky has been a huge disappointment for the Stars this season. The 31-year-old has just two goals and seven points in 25 games this season.
Dec 7 - 11:52 AM

Ales Hemsky skated after practice Saturday morning leading to speculation that he could be a healthy scratch against the Canadiens.

Hemsky has literally played on all four lines in Dallas this season. Unfortunately, he has not had much success on any of them. If he does not suit up Saturday night at least you'll know why--Dallas coach Lindy Ruff will have lost patience with him.
Dec 6 - 1:17 PM

Ales Hemsky skated with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn at practice on Monday.

That could be a combination that coach Lindy Ruff uses on Tuesday in Toronto. "He's had some great opportunities, and he's gotten pretty down on himself when he's missed those opportunities," said Ruff. "I'm just trying to get him to play more our game, and I think lately he has been doing a better job of that." Hemsky has one goal and five assists in 23 games this year.
Dec 1 - 6:42 PM

It took 22 games but Ales Hemsky has finally scored.

The veteran winger finally bulged the twine Friday night in a 5-4 loss to Minnesota. Hemsky was not all that excited about finally scoring if truth be told. "It was nice to score a goal finally. It's been a long time. I'm happy about that, but we lost the game so it doesn't matter." Hemsky has been a tremendous disappointment so far with only six points this season. Maybe this is will be a turning point for Hemsky. We would watch him for a few more games before jumping to activate or pick him up.
Nov 29 - 12:52 PM

Dallas will host Ales Hemsky's old team, the Edmonton Oilers, on Tuesday night.

He played 652 games with the organization after he was drafted 13th overall by the Oilers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Hemsky is excited for the contest and he's been showing signs of getting out of his scoring funk. "I feel like I'm getting plenty of good chances, and they're just not going in," he said. "When you do that, you just have to keep working and doing the same things, and you have to believe they will start going in." He's back to playing with Jason Spezza and has three assists in his past two games.
Nov 25 - 10:17 AM

Ales Hemsky was urged by coach Lindy Ruff to start shooting more.

He doesn't have a goal on 32 shots in 18 games this season. Hemsky is back skating with Jason Spezza on the Stars' second line. "Ales is more of a play-maker, so he's not usually going to have high goal totals, but I am a goal scorer, and I need to have more than three," Spezza said. "We have to find a way to be patient around the net and then make the move to put the puck in. We're close, but we have to finish." The duo is worth keeping an eye on.
Nov 19 - 5:06 PM

Dallas Stars winger Ales Hemsky may get a longer look on the top line after enjoying a few solid shifts with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on Saturday.

Hemsky hasn't been very effective for the Stars so far, to put things charitably. He only has two assists (zero goals) in 16 games. If anything can inject some life into his game, it's playing with Dallas' dynamic duo. He might be worth monitoring if he can stick with Benn and Seguin for a decent stretch.
Nov 16 - 2:19 PM

Ales Hemsky will be back in the Dallas lineup Saturday afternoon against Minnesota.

He sat in the press box as a healthy scratch against the Kings Thursday night. Hemsky will skate on the Stars' third line alongside Vern Fiddler and Curtis McKenzie. Despite coach Lindy Ruff's assertion that Hemsky has played better away from Jason Spezza than with him, we don't believe Hemsky's current line assignment will help him out of his season-long slump.
Nov 15 - 12:54 PM

After spending a game in the press box, Ales Hemsky will return to the Stars' lineup on Saturday.

We'll see if being a healthy scratch will light a fire under Hemsky. He's gotten off to a terrible start with just one assist in 15 games.
Nov 14 - 6:05 PM

Ales Hemsky watched Thursday's 2-0 win over Los Angeles from the press box as a healthy scratch.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Hemsky, who has one assist in 15 games. He was projected to play alongside Tyler Seguin or Jason Spezza, but he hasn't seen much ice time with either of them so far.
Nov 14 - 10:51 AM

Ales Hemsky might be a healthy scratch Thursday night.

"[Hemsky] is going to be a game-time decision," said coach Lindy Ruff. "We don't know if Eakin is going to be ready. I've asked him to put in a little extra work." If Eakin is ready to play then Hemsky could draw out of the lineup. Hemsky, who has one assist in 15 games, did not have a line and he stayed on the ice longer than usual during Thursday's morning session.
Nov 13 - 5:06 PM

Ales Hemsky has to show that he deserves more ice time.

Of course that could be difficult when he could open Thursday's game on the fourth line. He's unlikely to be scratched despite his struggles on offense. Hemsky has picked up one assist in 15 games this campaign.
Nov 13 - 11:50 AM

In an effort to wake up his slumping club, Dallas coach Lindy Ruff may break up his top line.

In the third period of Thursday's game he put Ales Hemsky out with Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn and the trio looked strong. Tyler Seguin took some shifts with Antoine Rousell and Patrick Eaves. It is unclear if Ruff will continue this alignment but he needs to do something as the Stars have lost the ability to score. If Hemsky, who has only one point this season, does play with Spezza and Benn it would do wonders for his fantasy value.
Nov 8 - 1:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Antoine Roussel
4Shawn Horcoff
5Travis Moen
6Curtis McKenzie
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Ryan Garbutt
4Colton Sceviour
5Patrick Eaves
6Rich Peverley
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Jason Demers
4Jordie Benn
5Patrik Nemeth
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7John Klingberg
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Anders Lindback