Player News - Stars

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Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves in Dallas' 2-0 win over Vancouver on Wednesday.

Lehtonen was named the game's first star for his effort. The 31-year-old set the tone early when he robbed Canucks' forward Radim Vrbata 36 seconds into the game. Lehtonen made several big saves throughout the evening to ensure Dallas would collect the two points tonight. He has now won three of his last four starts and has a 12-7-5 record with a 2.97 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Dec 18 - 1:09 AM

Colton Sceviour scored a goal in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Vancouver.

Sceviour had no goals in the first 20 games of the season, but he's now scored twice in his last five games. Despite his recent production, the 25-year-old doesn't have any value in standard fantasy leagues. Sceviour has just six points in 25 games overall. Antoine Roussel added an empty net goal to ice the game for Dallas.
Dec 18 - 1:00 AM

Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and forward Travis Moen will be healthy scratches Wednesday at Vancouver.

Oleksiak has skated in 21 games in the 20414-2015 season, registering a goal and three assists and a minus two rating. Jyrki Jokipakka continues to play in place of Oleksiak on the blue line. Moen has also played in 21 games for the Stars this season without recording a single point. Both players have not been on fantasy teams radars this year.
Dec 17 - 7:06 PM

Kari Lehtonen will be the starting goalie for the Stars Wednesday night agains the Canucks.

Lehtonen has not been performing to his abilities in 2014, but he will once again be in net for the Stars Wednesday, where he will try to improve his 3.10 goals-against-average and .902 save percentage. In 15 career games versus the Canucks, Lehtonen has a 7-7 record, 2.79 GAA, and .916 save percentage. In one game against Vancouver this season, he stopped 43 of 46 shots and earned the victory.
Dec 17 - 7:02 PM

Jamie Benn is looking forward to playing in front of family and friends in Vancouver on Wednesday night.

"We've got a lot of Western guys on this team, so you definitely are comfortable," he said. "You like to play in front of your friends and family, and we don't get to do that much, so I think that makes a difference sometimes." Jamie and Jordie Benn, who were both born in Victoria, British Columbia, grew up as fans of the Canucks. It could give the Stars captain some extra jump and motivation to snap his eight-game goalless drought.
Dec 17 - 12:50 PM

Anders Lindback is expected to start on Wednesday or Friday.

Lindback was sent to the minors to find his game after his disastrous start to the 2014-15 campaign. He had a 4.64 GAA and .861 save percentage in five NHL contests, but he followed that up with a 1.59 GAA and .946 save percentage in five AHL games.
Dec 15 - 6:45 PM

Shawn Horcoff ended a 10-game goalless drought on Saturday.

His fourth goal of 2014-15 held up as the game winner in a 4-3 triumph over New Jersey. Horcoff had two assists during his goal drought and he has earned 10 points in 29 games this season.
Dec 15 - 10:17 AM

Remi Elie has been cut by team Canada's world junior hockey team.

Elie was the Stars' second round pick in 2013. He will return to the OHL ranks with the Belleville Bulls.
Dec 14 - 5:54 PM

Jason Spezza scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over New Jersey.

Spezza now has five points in his last five games. The 31-year-old's offensive production has been reasonable (six goals and 24 points in 29 games), but his minus-9 rating is concerning. Still, if Lindy Ruff continues to play Spezza with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, he will be worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Dec 14 - 12:06 PM

The Dallas Stars have assigned Jussi Rynnas to the minors.

The 27-year-old played in two games for the Stars this season. He is 0-1-0 with a 4.54 goals-against-average and a .841 save percentage.
Dec 14 - 12:02 PM

The Dallas Stars have recalled Anders Lindback from the AHL.

The 26-year-old has struggled mightily at the NHL level this season. He has a 0-5-0 record with a 4.64 goals-against-average and a .861 save percentage. He will serve as Kari Lehtonen's backup.
Dec 14 - 12:00 PM

Tyler Seguin helped lead the Stars to a 4-3 win over the Devils on Saturday night with a goal and an assist.

The NHL’s goals and points leader with 23 and 38, respectively, also fired seven shots on net, to give him 118 on the season, second-most in the league. He simply cannot be contained this season. He has points in four straight games. Jason Spezza also scored and assisted in the win. Trevor Daley and Shawn Horcoff netted the other goals. Antoine Roussel contributed with two assists.
Dec 13 - 11:53 PM

Kari Lehtonen backstopped the Stars to a 4-3 win with 28 saves against the Devils on Saturday night.

It has not been an easy season for the Finnish netminder. The Stars have not been good in their own zone, nor have they been good at controlling the pace of play, though it was a different story in this game. Lehtonen has a 3.10 goals-against average and .902 save percentage on the season, rates that rank him 39th and 40th, respectively, in the NHL.
Dec 13 - 11:52 PM

Shortly after demoting him, the Dallas Stars decided to recall Jamie Oleksiak on Saturday.

The blueliner is known most for his skyscraper size. He has 45 hits and three points in 21 games so far this season, so mainly a JFYI.
Dec 13 - 6:02 PM

Travis Moen skated Saturday morning but won't play in the Stars' evening game against the Devils.

Moen has been out of action with an upper-body injury since before the trade that brought him to Dallas. Consider the tough guy day-to-day.
Dec 13 - 1:11 PM

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