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Cody Eakin | Center | #20

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (85) / WAS
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Cody Eakin had a Gordie Howe hat trick in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
He fought New York's Chris Kreider, scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in his first game versus the Rangers since he was suspended for running over Henrik Lundqvist. Jan 18 - 11:35 AM

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Cody Eakin has finished serving his four-game suspension for charging Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

He is ready to return to the lineup on Thursday against Colorado. Eakin has contributed just one assist in 17 games this season.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:51:00 PM

Cody Eakin has received a four-game suspension for charging into Henrik Lundqvist.

Eakin smashed into Lundqvist behind the net during Thursday's game. Lundqvist left the contest, but fortunately was able to return after a short time. As the league notes, the goaltender is not fair game to be hit and it was Eakin's responsibility to make a reasonable effort to avoid contact, which they felt Eakin did not do. They also noted that Eakin made "substantial contact with the goaltender's head." It likely helped Eakin that he didn't have a suspension history. All the same, he won't be able to play again until December 29th.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Cody Eakin's hearing on Friday for charging into Henrik Lundqvist will be over the phone.

That's important because it means Eakin will not receive a suspension of more than five games. Lundqvist briefly left the contest as a result of that hit, but he was able to return.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Cody Eakin will have a hearing Friday afternoon for charging New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

He was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for leveling Lundqvist behind the net on Thursday night.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Cody Eakin picked up 15 penalty minutes in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

Eakin got a major penalty and a game misconduct for charging Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the first period. Lundqvist managed to stay in the game and the Rangers ended up winning. There could be supplemental discipline heading Eakin's way.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Cody Eakin, who was a healthy scratch in Dallas' last game, is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

The Stars will play a matinee game against the Flyers, and it sounds like Eakin's stint in the press box is over. " [Eakin] hasn't played very well, his numbers were down, and I didn't like his previous game," Ruff said. "We are in a tough spot right now and we need everybody on board. It's not easy and not something that any player wants to have happen, but it's not the getting scratched that really matters to me, it's the response afterward." Eakin scored 35 points in 82 games last year, but he has just one assist in 10 games in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Cody Eakin and Jordie Benn will be scratched against the Predators on Thursday.

Through 10 games the young veteran has just a point to his credit this season. Benn the older meanwhile has six points through 25 games with 51 hits.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:14:00 PM

Coach Lindy Ruff has noted that Cody Eakin will work his way up the proverbial totem pole, starting tonight.

Which means that tonight he'll have a minimal role to kick things off. He's expected to center Devin Shore and Jason Spezza on Dallas' third line, but probably won't see much time on special teams.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 06:55:00 PM

Cody Eakin (knee) has been activated by the Dallas Stars.

He didn't skate late during the morning session and appears to be ready to make his season debut on Thursday night against Colorado.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:38:00 PM

Cody Eakin (knee) could be back in the lineup on Thursday.

He will take part in optional sessions to try to get ready to make his season debut. Eakin had 16 goals and 35 points in 82 games last year.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Cody Eakin (knee) might be able to return in the near future.

Eakin won't play on Tuesday, but he's a possibility for Thursday's contest. Even if he misses Thursday's game, there's a good chance he'll be available on Saturday. He hasn't played yet in 2016-17.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Cody Eakin might be two-to-three weeks away from returning from his knee injury.

He has been doing some light skating for now, but his workouts will probably ramp up shortly. Eakin hasn't played yet this season.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Cody Eakin (knee) has been skating.

While that's a positive, Stars coach Lindy Ruff cautioned that Eakin is still "a ways away." Eakin was initially projected to return in early November and it's not clear if that's still on the table.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 03:08:00 PM

Cody Eakin will miss the next six weeks with a knee injury.

The six week mark puts Eakin's return in early November. The 25-year-old is coming off three straight seasons of at least 16 goals and 35 points. However he's also seen his raw shot attempt totals drop sharply in that time, so we wouldn't put a lot of stock into him when he does come back unless your pool is especially deep.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Lauri Korpikoski
5Brett Ritchie
6Curtis McKenzie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Johnny Oduya
4Stephen Johns
5Esa Lindell
6Jordie Benn
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Antti Niemi
2Kari Lehtonen