Player News - Stars

Date: Team: Pos:

Travis Morin will miss the AHL's All-Star game because of a lower body injury.

Texas Stars' coach Derek Laxdal confirmed the news. Morin suffered the injury during Friday's game but he played through it on Saturday. Morin has missed the AHL All-Star game twice. First because of a call-up with Dallas, and now because of the injury. The 31-year-old has no points in five games in the NHL this season.
Jan 25 - 12:33 PM

The Dallas Stars are hoping Valeri Nichushkin (hip) will be able to return sometime in March.

The 19-year-old had a solid rookie campaign last year, registering 14 goals, 34 points and a plus-20 rating in 79 games. This year, he's been limited to just four games. Nichushkin has enormous potential, and the Stars will be cautious with bringing him back too early. It may be wise to shut him down for the season if the Stars are out of the playoff picture in March.
Jan 25 - 9:55 AM

Patrik Nemeth (arm) may be able to return sometime in March.

Nemeth has missed most of the season because he suffered an arm laceration on October 18th. The 22-year-old hasn't registered a point in eight career NHL games, so his fantasy value will be non-existent if he does return. The 22-year-old was Dallas' second round pick in 2010. Nemeth's return would definitely be a feel-good story.
Jan 25 - 9:52 AM

Erik Cole (upper body) probably won't be able to return to Dallas' lineup immediately after the All-Star break ends.

No update has been given in Cole's case, but it is possible that the Stars' forward will be out for weeks. Cole suffered the injury after he crashed into the boards on Tuesday night against Boston. The 36-year-old has 12 goals and 23 points in 44 games. If the Stars are out of the playoff picture before the March 2nd trade deadline, it is entirely possible that they would move Cole.
Jan 25 - 9:48 AM

Brett Ritchie (upper body) may return to Dallas' lineup on Tuesday.

The rookie has been out for three games because of the injury. The 21-year-old was Dallas' second round pick in 2011. He has three goals and one assist in eight games this season. The Stars placed Ritchie on injured reserve on January 17th.
Jan 25 - 9:45 AM

Dallas Stars' GM Jim Nill believes his team bought into their own hype this season.

Many picked Dallas to be one of the top teams in the league because of their acquisitions of Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky, but it hasn't been a smooth year for the team. "I think we bought into our own hype, and probably wanted to do it a little bit the easy way with scoring," Nill said. "And then that created a situation where we were swimming upstream and trying to do too much." The Stars could still make the playoffs with a big second-half of the season. They trail Calgary by just four points for the final playoff spot in the West.
Jan 25 - 9:40 AM

Tyler Seguin said he believes the Boston Bruins gave up on him too early.

No kidding. Seguin had 121 points in three seasons with the Bruins, but he's scored 136 points in just 126 games as a member of the Dallas Stars. "Now that it’s all completely in the past, I can give you my honest answer. Do I think the Bruins gave up on me too early? Yes, I 100 percent believe that," said Seguin. "I had hoped to stay in Boston for a long time. I even put a deposit down on a house there just months before I was traded. I never got to move in."
Jan 24 - 9:31 AM

Team Foligno and Team Toews completed the first trade in All-Star game history on Friday night.

Team Foligno traded Tyler Seguin to Team Toews in exchange for Phil Kessel. The joke here is that Tyler Seguin and Phil Kessel were involved in a trade between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009. The deal originally worked out well for both teams, but Seguin has since been traded to Dallas. If anything, Friday's trade will be seen as one of the funniest moments of this year's All-Star weekend.
Jan 24 - 8:44 AM

Travis Morin has inked a two-way, two-year contract extension with Dallas.

Morin has 14 goals and 31 points in 30 AHL contests this season. The 31-year-old is a career minor leaguer who might get the odd, brief stint in the NHL going forward.
Jan 23 - 4:27 PM

Erik Cole is viewed as a possible trade candidate for the Stars.

He can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and it's unclear at this time if Dallas plans to keep him. Cole is out right now with an upper-body injury, but prior to getting hurt he had been playing his best hockey of the year on a line with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky.
Jan 23 - 8:06 AM

Ray Whitney announced that he has decided to hang up his skates.

Whitney is bringing an end to a 1,330 game career that involved stints with the San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes, and Dallas Stars. Along the way he won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006 and surpassed the 70-point mark on five separate occasions. He will finish with 385 goals and 1,064 career points. His point total puts him in 63rd place on the NHL's all-time leaderboard, ahead of Joe Mullen and just behind Keith Tkachuk.
Jan 21 - 2:09 PM

Jamie Oleksiak will report to AHL Texas.

Oleksiak has a goal and eight points in 38 contests in 2014-15. He might get summoned following the All-Star break.
Jan 21 - 12:50 PM

The Dallas Stars have sent Jyrki Jokipakka to the minors.

Jokipakka has five assists in 19 games with Dallas this season. The Stars aren't scheduled to play again until Jan. 27.
Jan 21 - 12:49 PM

Erik Cole sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's loss to Boston.

He exited the game after just 3:12 of playing time. Coach Lindy Ruff said afterward that Cole could be sidelined for "period of time" that's probably longer than shorter. Cole had been surging offensively with seven goals and six assists in his previous 13 games.
Jan 21 - 10:34 AM

Vernon Fiddler scored the only Dallas goal in a 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday night.

Fiddler's sixth goal of the season opened the scoring in the contest, but the Bruins answered back with three straight tallies, which the Stars never countered. Jason Spezza and Jason Demers drew assists on Fiddler's marker.
Jan 21 - 2:19 AM

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