There are a number of intriguing items to be seen out there on them internets this morning, and we'll start in Frisco where the Dallas Stars return to practice in a single, slimmed down group in preparation for Thursday night's season opener to find a good injury update...
Trevor Daley practicing this morning— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) September 29, 2013
Mike Heika has reported Daley's injury to be shoulder related. "Soft tissue" is what he said. Ruff nebulously pointed to his own shoulder area in reference to Daley one day last week.
If it was a subluxation or partial dislocation it could be a fluid situation moving forward. Perhaps it was a contusion. It looks like lips might be tighter on injuries under the new regime in Frisco, so we'll just wait and see. He is practicing as the seventh defenseman, rotating in and out.
Then there's this little nugget I found while doing some Googling. I was going to share this is as "a cool fan-made video of the final preseason game," which it is. Then at about the 1:36 mark I saw the Garbutt hit that caused his ejection from the game on Thursday.
"I came off the bench, took a few strides and saw the guy coming at me and we just sort of collided at center ice," Garbutt told Mike Heika on Friday. "I think it might have been a little late, but it was definitely accidental. I was trying to get out of the way."
It's hard to refute or support what he's saying there, but it is interesting to see it after there were no replays offered in the arena. The puck was certainly nowhere around.
A couple of links as I try to compete for attention today with a do-or-die Texas Rangers game, a Dallas Cowboys game, a full NFL schedule, and the finale of Breaking Bad....
-Tim Cowlishaw answers the ambiguous question "Is Kari Lehtonen a playoff goalie?" [Dallas Morning News]
-In case you missed it, Mark Stepneski posted complete stats for the preseason yesterday. Tyler Seguin led the team with 7 points in 6 games played. [Stars Inside Edge]
-This one is not hockey related, but I think any sports fan can appreciate the harshness. Lane Kiffin was fired after USC's loss to ASU last night. He was pulled off the team bus outside the airport, fired, and then left to find his own ride back to the university. Wow. [USA Today]
-This Andrew Cogliano goal while falling, spinning, and having only one hand on his stick is just silly awesome. [Puck Daddy]
-Stephen talks with Cameron Gaunce at Texas Stars training camp [Hundred Degree Hockey]