The Dallas Stars have placed Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves on Injured Reserve, which means both players will miss at least one week after their injuries on Friday night. There is no actual update on either of their statuses, although we're expecting to know more once the team settles in Denver for tonight's game.
This means the Stars will be without Seguin and Eaves -- two of their forwards on the top line -- for at least the next three games. There was no news just yet on Ales Hemsky, although he's expected to miss at least tonight's game against the Avalanche.
The Stars also, as expected, recalled center Travis Morin and winger Brett Ritchie to take their spot. There likely won't be a morning skate for the Stars, so guessing the line combinations is just a stab in the dark -- but let's look at what this could look like.
Benn - Spezza - Ritchie
Cole - Eakin - Garbutt
Horcoff - Fiddler - Moen
McKenzie - Morin - Sceviour
Here's the press release:
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forwards Brett Ritchie and Travis Morin from the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Ritchie, 21, has appeared in 24 games with Texas this season, having recorded 18 points (11-7=18) and a team-leading +10 plus/minus rating. The forward has earned four points (3-1=4) in 10 games with Dallas this season.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Orangeville, Ont. was selected by Dallas in the second round (44th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
Morin, 31, currently shares ninth in the AHL and leads Texas with 40 points (15-25=40) in 39 games this season. He has posted 10 shots and a plus-1 rating in five games for Dallas.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Brooklyn Park, Minn. was originally selected by Washington in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft, and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 2, 2010.
The Stars also announced today that the team has placed forwards Tyler Seguin (lower body) and Patrick Eaves (concussion) on injured reserve, retroactive to Feb. 13.