Player News - Stars

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Radek Faksa left Saturday night's game in the third period with a lower-body injury.

The injury is likely not severe as Faska came back to the bench for the overtime, although he did not play. For now consider Faksa day-to-day.
Jan 22 - 12:36 PM

Jamie Benn sustained a broken nose in Saturday night's game against Washington.

The good news is that after he sustained the break he returned to action with a visor on. It looks like Benn will be able to continue playing with the injury, although it may slightly impact his effectiveness.
Jan 22 - 12:35 PM

Kari Lehtonen faced only 22 shots Saturday night and gave up four goals as the Stars lost 4-3 to the Capitals.

Lehtonen gave up one goal on nine shots in the first period before his offense rattled off three unanswered points. While they were on the other end of the rink taking shots at Philipp Grubauer, Lehtonen had to face only four pucks in the second. He started to fade quickly in the third, facing only eight shots and giving up goals at the 3:18 and 5:26 mark. The final shot of the night came 19 seconds into overtime as Jay Beagle sunk the winner.
Jan 22 - 12:45 AM

Patrick Eaves scored one goal and had an assist Saturday night as the Stars lost a 4-3 contest to the Capitals.

Eaves goal at the 6:47 mark of the second gave the Stars a 2-1 lead over the Caps and his assist to Jamie Benn at 15:59 in that period seemed to provide a little insurance. It would prove to be insufficient as the Capital scored three unanswered goals. Eaves now has 17 goals and 13 assists for the season.
Jan 21 - 11:11 PM

Jiri Hudler and Lauri Korpikoski will be scratched against the Capitals on Saturday.

Hudler has posted just seven points in 22 games so far this season. Korpikoski meanwhile has picked up six goals and 17 points in 46 games thus far.
Jan 21 - 7:16 PM

The Stars want Julius Honka to "watch a couple of games" before returning to their blue line, according to coach Lindy Ruff.

Dallas plays just twice more before the All-Star break kicks in on Friday the 26th after tonight against Washington. They'll host Minnesota on Tuesday and Buffalo on Thursday, so it appears he may not play until the break is over.
Jan 21 - 7:13 PM

Brett Ritchie will be reinserted to the Stars' lineup on Saturday against the Capitals.

The 23-year-old is having a nice season for himself thus far through 45 games. Ritchie has posted nine goals and 14 points along with 23 PIMs and 82 hits.
Jan 21 - 4:08 PM

Curtis McKenzie will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Capitals.

The 25-year-old is having a nice season for himself through 28 games, posting eight points along with 42 PIMs and 53 hits. This will be his second game of the 2017 portion of the calendar, however.
Jan 21 - 4:06 PM

The Stars will go with Kari Lehtonen between the pipes on Saturday against the Capitals.

Through 25 career games against Washington Lehtonen has posted a better record than one might expect. He's 17-6-2 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA. Not bad at all.
Jan 21 - 12:29 PM

The Dallas Stars have seen a decrease in production from their top players.

Last season, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza combined to score 107 goals. This year, they're on pace to find the back of the net just 60 times. Spezza, in particular, has struggled pretty badly, as he has no goals in his last 11 contests. "We need to be better all over the ice," Spezza said. "We have lots of chances, and we need to score on our individual chances. When you have chances, you need to bury it."
Jan 21 - 11:28 AM

Julius Honka has been called up by the Dallas Stars.

Honka has three assists in eight games with Dallas this season. He also has five goals and 21 points in 30 AHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 20 - 1:16 PM

Patrik Nemeth suited up in Thursday's match against the New York Islanders.

It was the first time he played in consecutive games with Dallas since Nov. 21. He logged 11:23 of ice time Thursday night and posted three shots in a 3-0 loss. Nemeth has zero points in 18 NHL appearances this season.
Jan 20 - 9:20 AM

Johnny Oduya is expected to be sidelined for two-to-four weeks with an ankle injury.

He was quietly moved to injured reserve on Thursday, according to CapFriendly. Oduya was hurt in Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.
Jan 20 - 8:26 AM

John Klingberg finished the game a minus-2 rating in a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders.

Klingberg will be on the wrong end of highlight reels tonight after John Tavares made him look silly on his first goal of the game. Klingberg is on pace for 46 points this season, which would represent a drop of 12 points compared to last season. The Stars are struggling mightily so it is only normal to see one of their best players struggling as well. If the Stars hope to turn their season around, Klingberg will have to pick up his game.
Jan 19 - 10:28 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders.

Lehtonen gave up two goals to Islanders' captain John Tavares. Tavares first undressed John Klingberg before beating Lehtonen, and then again beat Lehtonen on a shorthanded breakaway with just over three minutes remaining in the final period. It was a tough loss for Lehtonen to take after he delivered a solid overall performance but couldn't get any offensive support from his teammates. He is now winless in his last four starts, dropping his record to 9-13-4 on the year.
Jan 19 - 10:23 PM


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