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Karlis Skrastins | Defenseman

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (43) / 7/9/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 9 (230) / NAS

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Karlis Skrastins was among the victims of Wednesday's tragic Russian plane crash.
The plane was carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to their season opener. Skrastins had 32 goals and 136 points in 832 career NHL games and played for the Dallas Stars last season. We would like to extend our condolences to Skrastins' family and friends. Wed, Sep 7, 2011 12:35:00 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Karlis Skrastins (thigh laceration) returned to action on Saturday April 2.

Skrastins was minus-one in 13:11 minutes of ice time as he returned after a four game absence. He has little fantasy value.
Sun, Apr 3, 2011 03:07:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins (thigh laceration) sat out his fourth consecutive game on Thursday.

Skrastins had a good skated in the morning but it was decided to keep him out one more game. Look for Skrastins to try to play once again on Saturday.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 07:44:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins (thigh laceration) is likely to be back in the Dallas lineup on Thursday.

The defensive defenseman has missed the last three games and will be a game-time decision. He practiced at full tilt on Wednesday so unless there is a setback, he will be in the lineup.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 09:00:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins (thigh) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Skrastins was feeling good enough to subject himself to a bag skate afterwards. Skrastins would like to return before the end of the week.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 06:24:00 PM

Karlis Skrastins (thigh) will travel with the Dallas Stars on their upcoming road trip.

Stars coach Marc Crawford called it a "positive sign," but he emphasized that Skrastins is doubtful for Tuesday's game. Skrastins has missed two games due to the injury.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 05:31:00 PM

Karlis Skrastins (thigh) won't play on Saturday.

Skrastins' thigh was cut by a skate blade on March 19th. He received stitches, but it will take time to heal the lacerated muscle. We'll keep you posted.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 04:01:00 PM

Karlis Skrastins (lacerated thigh) will not be available Wednesday.

Skrastins needed stitches after his thigh was cut by a skate blade on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 01:52:00 PM

Karlis Skrastins is doubtful Wednesday due to a lacerated thigh.

Skrastins needed stitches after his thigh was cut by a skate blade on Saturday. He has seven points and 38 penalty minutes in 68 games this season.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 03:52:00 PM

Karlis Skrastins' thigh was cut by a skate blade in the second period of Saturday's game.

Skrastins' received stitches, but doctors are concerned that his muscles might have been penetrated. His availability for Wednesday's contest is not yet known. We'll keep you posted.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 10:47:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period and did not return.

The Stars were already shorthanded on the blueline as Niklas Grossman went down early in the first period with a lower body injury so the injury to Skrastins left the Stars with only four blueliners the rest of the game. Alex Goligoski and Stephane Robidas each played over 30 minutes for the Stars. There was no word after the game as to the severity of the undisclosed injury to Skrastins so stay tuned for further updates.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 08:58:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins (concussion/broken nose) returned to action on Saturday January 15.

The defensive defenseman was plus-one in 18:39 minutes of action. He has little fantasy value with five points in 41 games.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 02:24:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins also suffered a concussion in addition to his broken nose when he ran into teammate Matt Niskanen before the start of the third period eight days ago.

The good news for Skrastins is that he could return to the lineup as early as Saturday although he has yet to participate in a full practice with the Stars. The news on Niskanen is not as good as he had a deep cut to his hand. "Just picking up my car keys – sometimes it can smart a little bit," Niskanen said. "It's still pretty tender and sore, but I'm taking it as it comes. In probably two or three days, the cut will be completely closed I'm hoping. Then it's a matter of when I get my full strength back". Niskanen will not be back this week. Neither player has any fantasy value.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 09:02:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins (broken nose) could return to the Stars' lineup on Saturday.

Skrastins sustained the injury during Wednesday's game against Chicago. He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 40 games this season.
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 10:14:00 AM

Karlis Skrastins has a broken nose and a chipped tooth as a result of Wednesday's game.

So far, the Stars haven't brought up the possibility of him having a concussion. Skrastins will miss Friday's game, but he could return on Sunday. Stay tuned.
Thu, Jan 6, 2011 06:14:00 PM

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