Player News - Stars

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Brett Ritchie was recalled up to Dallas on Saturday.

In 39 career games up in the bigs, Ritchie has just 10 points. He has yet to play in the NHL playoffs, but has 13 points in 16 AHL playoff games for Texas.
Apr 30 - 5:05 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will indeed play in Game 2 against St. Louis, now that Patrick Eaves is sidelined with a foot injury.

While Eaves is considered day-to-day, he was seen on crutches on Saturday. Nichushkin has no points through five games this postseason, and just two in 11 career playoff games.
Apr 30 - 1:58 PM

Patrick Eaves was seen on crutches (foot) on Saturday, as Coach Lindy Ruff noted him as "day to day" moving forward.

Eaves had been enjoying a nice postseason until being struck in the foot. He had two goals and five points with 14 hits through the first seven games. Valeri Nichushkin will take his place in Game 2 versus St. Louis.
Apr 30 - 1:53 PM

Kari Lehtonen has earned another start in the playoffs.

He will likely tend goal Sunday afternoon in Game 2 against the Blues after a tremendous 31-save performance in Friday's 2-1 Game 1 win over the Blues. Stars' coach Lindy Ruff seems to play the hot hand and right now that is Lehtonen.
Apr 30 - 11:38 AM

Tyler Seguin will not play in a playoff contest until he has been skating for four or five days.

Right now Sequin is not skating and he has not done so since he injured himself in Game 2 of the opening round of the playoffs. We do not expect Seguin to play in the second round.
Apr 30 - 11:36 AM

Patrick Eaves left Friday night's 2-1 win over St. Louis with a foot injury.

He was struck by a shot in the third period and had to leave the contest. For now, consider Eaves day-to-day. An update as to Eaves' status is expected Saturday afternoon. Stay tuned.
Apr 30 - 11:33 AM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 of 32 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blues in Game 1.

Lehtonen's won each of his two starts since returning as the Stars' starting goalie. The 32-year-old has a 4-1 record with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this postseason. The Stars now lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 will be held in Dallas on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 29 - 11:19 PM

Radek Faksa scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blues in Game 1.

Faksa also picked up the primary assist on Antoine Roussel's opening goal in the second period. Faksa potted him the go-ahead goal with just under five minutes remaining in regulation. The 22-year-old has two goals and four points in seven postseason games this year. The Stars now lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 goes Sunday afternoon in Dallas.
Apr 29 - 10:52 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will lead the Stars' scratches on Friday night in Game 1.

Nichushkin, who is sitting out his second straight game, will be joined by Jordie Benn, Patrik Nemeth, and Jamie Oleksiak.
Source: Steve Hunt
Apr 29 - 7:03 PM

Travis Moen will tag in for Valeri Nichushkin in Game 1 against Dallas on Friday.

In two season with the Stars, Moen has posted just 11 points with 75 hits in 57 combined games over that span. Through 78 career postseason games, he has 18 points and 112 hits. He also has a Cup to his name, playing 21 games when Anaheim took home the big prize.
Source: Steve Hunt
Apr 29 - 7:01 PM

Kari Lehtonen was the first goaltender off the ice following the Stars' morning skate.

It looks like Lehtonen will be the Stars' goaltender for Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues Friday night. Typically who will start in a playoff game is fairly obvious, but Dallas is a little different as the squad is open to splitting the goaltending duties to an extent, even in the playoffs.
Apr 29 - 12:22 PM

It hasn't been confirmed yet, but Kari Lehtonen will probably get the start against St. Louis when the Stars begin Round 2 of the playoffs on Friday night.

He has a 13-6-3 record in his career against the Blues along with a 2.09 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. Lehtonen also won three games in the first round of the playoffs versus Minnesota.
Apr 29 - 9:06 AM

Tyler Seguin (Achilles) didn't join the Stars for Thursday's practice.

That's not terribly surprising, but it does further demonstrate that Seguin's return date is very much still up in the air. At the least he's expected to miss the first two games of the second round.
Apr 28 - 2:21 PM

Jason Spezza skipped Thursday's practice due to a family matter.

Spezza still skated afterwards, so this is really just an FYI in case you heard that he missed the team's practice and was wondering what happened. He's coming off a big series where he scored four goals and nine points in six contests.
Apr 28 - 2:01 PM

Travis Moen's size and experience could keep him in the lineup for Game 1 of Round 2 against St. Louis.

"He's a good, heavy body, big body," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I thought he played really good in the nine or 10 minutes he played in Minnesota. He's proved effective when we've gone against the bigger, heavier teams." The Blues are certainly that. Moen made his 2016 playoff debut against the Wild in Game 6. Valeri Nichushkin remains an option for the Stars as well, which could lead to scratches another for someone like Mattias Janmark or Colton Sceviour.
Apr 28 - 9:44 AM


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