Another day, another injury announcement. The Stars will be without Radek Faksa (lower-body injury) for at least two games, and could potentially be without Tyler Seguin (illness) during tonight’s tilt with Minnesota.
But despite the new injuries, Mike Heika writes, the Stars are trying to find a spark from the players who have recently returned to the lineup.
But getting Sharp, Hudler and Eakin up to speed could be a big help.
"It takes a while when you're trying to come in midseason," Sharp said. "Those preseason games, those games early in the season, they may be sloppy, but they are great for timing and for building as a team. When you are adding pieces this late in the season, you're behind the 8-ball. It's not only tough physically to jump in, but teams are very structured now -- they're playing to their strengths and their identity."
There’s more at the link, including why Kari Lehtonen called the team’s loss to the Capitals “a step in the right direction.” [SportsDayDFW]
Tonight, the Stars take on the Wild at the AAC at 7:30 p.m.
There was a little good news on the injury front:
In other news, Mattias Janmark has skated a couple times on his own now. His gear now has a place in Stars locker room in Frisco— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) January 23, 2017
Which teams currently out of the playoffs still have a chance the make the cut? The Hockey News’ Brian Costello is betting on the Stars. [The Hockey News]
Bob Sturm uses a few charts to break down what’s behind the Stars’ disappointing season. [SportsDayDFW]
Since the puck doesn’t drop until 7:30 p.m. tonight, you’ll have plenty of time to listen to Sean Shapiro’s latest podcast.
Stars prospect Riley Tufte is on a roll for the University of Minnesota Duluth. [Stars]
Patrick Eaves was the latest Star to takeover on Twitter, and you can see what he had to say at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Stephen Johns and Antoine Roussel took the time to talk STEM with some local students.
From Thomas Greiss to Ryan Miller, there could be plenty of movement on the goalie front this summer. [NBC Sports]
Bob McKenzie asked head coaches around the league to name their least favorite things about the game. (Spoiler: The schedule is a big pet peeve.) [TSN]
Sean McIndoe recaps the weekend’s events, and tries to sort out what’s going on in St. Louis. [Sportsnet]
Here’s what to expect from the new addition to the All-Star Game’s skills challenge.
Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner talks about his bounce-back season in Columbus. [The Hockey News]
Despite an MS diagnosis, Bryan Bickell remains hopeful he’ll play for the Hurricanes again. [ESPN]
And finally, here’s your latest Bud Light Frozen Moment.