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Kris Russell | Defenseman | #2

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 170
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (67) / CLM
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The Dallas Stars will not have to give the Calgary Flames a first round pick as part of the Kris Russell trade.
The package for Russell included a conditional second round pick that would have become a first rounder had Dallas won on Wednesday and advanced to the Western Conference Final. With the Stars' elimination, Russell has completed his two-year, $5.2 million contract. May 12 - 4:34 PM

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Kris Russell registered two assists and logged 17:06 of ice time in his return to the lineup on Wednesday night.

He produced both of his points on Dallas power plays. Russell wasn't able to play in Game 3 because of an illness.
Apr 21 - 8:59 AM

Kris Russell (illness) is a possibility to play on Wednesday night.

The Stars will skate seven defensemen and 13 forwards during the pregame warm-ups and then make a decision. Russell missed Game 3 with an illness, but it's likely that he will return.
Apr 20 - 1:58 PM

Kris Russell (illness) did manage to skate on Tuesday.

However, his status is still unclear. "We'll see, he hasn't been feeling better for awhile so it might take more than just tomorrow," coach Lindy Ruff said. "But he can be an option if all of the sudden he feels a lot better than he has been."
Apr 19 - 4:33 PM

Kris Russell (illness) may not be ready to play on Wednesday in Game 4.

He doesn't sound like he is back to 100 percent yet after he missed Monday's game because of an illness. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 19 - 3:59 PM

Kris Russell is not expected to play Monday because of an illness.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Jordie Benn is slated to play in his place.
Apr 18 - 3:13 PM

Kris Russell (illness) didn't take part in the morning skate.

It's unclear right now if he will be able to play in Game 3 on Monday night. Jordie Benn skated on the third pairing with Jason Demers and could play if Russell is unable to dress.
Apr 18 - 12:58 PM

Kris Russell (foot) was back in the lineup on Thursday.

He posted a game-high four blocks in 23:23 of ice time. Russell sat out seven games with a foot injury.
Apr 8 - 8:00 AM

Kris Russell (foot) is a possibility to play on Thursday.

He skated on the fourth pairing on Wednesday, but coach Lindy Ruff said that's a "good chance" that Russell will be back against Colorado.
Apr 6 - 3:07 PM

Kris Russell (foot) might be able to play in one of Dallas' last two regular season games.

Of course that implies that Russell will not be available on Saturday or Sunday. He has four goals and 15 points in 60 contests this season.
Apr 1 - 1:40 PM

Kris Russell (foot) won't be back in the lineup on Tuesday after all.

He will sit out Thursday's game against Arizona as well. Coach Lindy Ruff said that Russell could play Tuesday and will not miss any playoff games, but they are being cautious and want to make sure he is 100 percent.
Mar 29 - 11:53 AM

Kris Russell is set to return from a lower-body injury.

Look for him to be back in the lineup on Tuesday after sitting out the last three games.
Mar 28 - 1:09 PM

Kris Russell is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest against the Sharks.

Russell is still dealing with a lower-body injury he sustained last weekend. On Russell's status, Dallas coach Lindy Ruff had the following to say: "He is a possibility, but again it will come down to my decision whether I want to play him or not. We’ll see where he is after practice today, and he hasn’t practiced for a few days." We would play it safe and keep Russell on the bench.
Mar 26 - 11:05 AM

Kris Russell (lower body) was held out of Thursday's game against Arizona as a precaution.

"He's doing well...it's just a coach's decision to hold him out again," coach Lindy Ruff said. "Probably the best thing for him is not to skate. If we needed him to play, he could play, but we're lucky enough to give him enough time." Russell wanted to play on Tuesday, but he was kept out of that game as well due to a lower-body injury.
Mar 25 - 9:37 AM

Kris Russell (lower body) wanted to play Tuesday, but coach Lindy Ruff decided to keep him out.

"He wanted to play bad, but in the end, I kept him out," said Ruff. "I think it is the right thing to do. We've got some healthy defensemen, and we don't want a setback. We'll have the same decision when we play Arizona, whether we get him in, or I hold him out again." Jordie Benn returned to action from a lower-body injury and took Russell's place.
Mar 23 - 12:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Radek Faksa
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Travis Moen
6Curtis McKenzie
7Jason Dickinson
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
5Brett Ritchie
D1John Klingberg
2Jason Demers
3Kris Russell
4Stephen Johns
5Johnny Oduya
6Jordie Benn
7Julius Honka
8Esa Lindell
9Patrik Nemeth
10Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi