Do you ever just have to laugh hysterically because if you don’t you’d cry uncontrollably? That’s pretty much the level we’re reaching as the Dallas Stars injuries continue to make their presence known, felt, and consistent.
The latest news from the Dallas Stars this morning is that forward Ales Hemsky underwent hip surgery to repair a torn labrum, an injury sustained in the World Cup of Hockey and will miss the next 5-6 months (or the entirety of the regular season).
Pretty sure he scheduled it too late and no longer qualifies for the bulk rate discount the Stars had managed to accrue when they had those surgeries to multiple players two summers ago, though.
Combined with Valeri Nichushkin’s signing in the KHL this summer and the loss of forward Mattias Janmark to a knee injury that will see him miss the entirety of this season as well, the Stars have now essentially lost three top 6 forwards from the roster.
With the injuries continuing to pile on, and the Stars off to a 3-4-1 start after their phenomenal season last year, one starts to wonder if the front office will consider what forward help may be available to them via the trade market.
While the prospects have come up and done a decent job considering the role players that have been missing from the lineup, it seems not that far fetched of an idea that Dallas could consider a trade sooner than later to acquire a proven top six talent with the season-ending nature of Janmark and Hemsky’s injuries.
Score another one for the hockey gods, as the Dallas Stars were fairly blessed with relative health last season. Seems like they’ve called in their dues this season so far.