Dallas Stars Prospect Update: Radek Faksa Out 4-6 Weeks, Brett Ritchie Suspended

Jamie Sabau

How have the Dallas Stars prospects done in this past week of hockey? Defending Big D is committed to to giving you weekly updates as their seasons progress.

It hasn't been the best week for Dallas Stars prospects this week as two are out with injury and a third is out due to suspension. Other players haven't been lightning up their respective scoreboards either.

Radek Faksa is out for 4-6 weeks with a MCL strain and should be back in action for Kitchener by the OHL post season. It was feared that his injury could be far more serious and end his season completely. It doesn't require surgery which could have hurt his short term or long term development.

Brett Ritchie was suspended for two games for instigating a fight after a big hit on one of the Niagara IceDogs rookie players. Details and video of the incident can be found here. He returned to action on Sunday and went pointless in a 2-1 loss. Gemel Smith had a slow week with only 1 goal through three games this week. In his final game in the week, a 5-0 loss, he was a -3.

Mike Winther had a single goal through three games and in his second game he finished a -3 in a 4-1 to the Kamloop Blazers. He finished with an even plus minus after a 6-2 loss against the Kelowna Rockets. Matej Stransky played three games this week finished with two goals and an assist. He got a goal and an assist during the Saskatoon Blades 5-0 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Sunday. Branden Troock is out with injury again.

Troy Vance played two games and finished +2. Maxime Lagace did not play a single game for the Prince Edward Island Rocket this week.

John Klingberg played two games for Skelleftea this week and had a single assist through those games. Ludwig Bystrom played two games for Orebro in the Allsvenskan and did not register a single point. He was a +1 over those two games. Emil Molin played three games for Byrnas and did not register a single point through those there games.

Jyrki Jokipakka played three games this week and finished a -2 on the week. In two of those games Ilves were shutout by the opposition. In the third game of the week he played 28 minutes in the game. Esa Lindell had a single goal through 3 games.

In the NCAA Alex Guptil had a single goal in one game, Curtis McKenzie had a single assist through one game as well. Devin Shore had two assists through two games as the University of Maine beat Boston College twice this weekend. Scott Winkler played two games and went pointless, Dmitry Sinitsyn did not play a single game this week for U-Mass Lowell.

Canada
Team GP Goals Assists Pts PIM +/-
Radek Faksa Kitchener - OHL 32 7 19 26 22 0
Brett Ritchie Niagara - OHL 36 28 24 52 32 25
Gemel Smith Owen Sound - OHL 48 19 24 43 48 14
Matej Stransky Saskatoon - WHL 48 24 29 53 57 11
Branden Troock Seattle - WHL 19 5 6 11 19 -5
Mike Winther Prince Albert - WHL 45 17 23 40 47 19
Troy Vance Victoriaville - QMJHL 39 3 15 18 41 -6

P.E.I - QMJHL 8 0 1 1 4 1
Europe
Emil Molin Brynas J20 - SuperElit 11 5 6 11 33 2
Brynas - Elitserien 33 1 2 3 0 -7
Ludwig Bystrom MODO J20 - SuperElit 4 0 2 2 4 -3

MODO - Elitserien 30 3 3 6 2 7
Orebro - Allsvenskan 4 0 0 0 2 4
Jyrki Jokipakka Ilves - SM-Liiga 45 5 10 15 18 -20
John Klingberg Skelleftea - Elitserien 14 0 8 8 4 9
Esa Lindell Jokerit - SM-Liiga 19 0 0 0 4 -9

Kiekko-Vantaa (Finland 2) 22 4 6 10 16 -10
NCAA
Alex Guptill Michigan 24 7 10 17 20 -2
Curtis McKenzie Miami (OH) 23 7 9 16 62 2
Devin Shore Maine 25 2 9 11 6 -1
Scott Winkler Colorado College 26 12 11 23 29 7
Dmitry Sinitsyn UMass-Lowell 11 2 0 2 4 0
AHL/ECHL
Alex Chiasson Texas 40 11 12 23 33 3
Matt Fraser Texas 44 20 9 29 22 11
Scott Glennie Texas 19 2 3 5 6 3
Colton Sceviour Texas 32 11 13 24 4 10
Austin Smith Texas 11 2 1 3 6 2

Idaho Steelheads 23 19 11 30 13 17
Reilly Smith Texas 37 11 14 25 18 3
Mathieu Tousignant Texas 7 0 0 0 8 -1

Idaho Steelheads 28 4 15 19 77 5
Francis Wathier Texas 30 0 9 9 48 -4
Jordie Benn Texas 34 7 10 17 27 4
Jace Coyle Texas Stars 4 0 1 1 2 1

Idaho Steelheads 19 1 13 14 20 8
Hubert Labrie Idaho Steelheads 22 2 3 5 46 1

Texas 11 0 0 0 17 -1
Patrick Nemeth Texas 40 0 11 11 30 13
Jamie Oleksiak Texas 43 3 20 23 21 12
Tyler Sloan Texas 23 1 5 6 25 4
Goaltenders
GP Record Mins GA Svs GAA Sv% SO
Tyler Beskorowany Idaho 203 13-7-3 1399 - - - .910 0
Jack Campbell Texas 18 7-4-2 869 43 387 2.97 .900 1
Henri Kiviaho KalPa U20 - Jr. A SM-Liiga 23 13-10-0 1361 61 542 2.69 .898 -
Christopher Nihlstorp Texas 28 16-10-0 1551 55 561 2.13 .916 4
Maxime Lagace PEI - QMJHL 24 9-10-1 1238 86 564 4.17 .868 1
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