The Stars have been no stranger to injury this year, and that includes Patrick Eaves, who’s been battling through a foot injury for a good portion of the season. Despite that, he’s managed to provide welcome offense for the Stars.
Patrick Eaves doesn't really endorse the plan he's using this year, he just knows it's necessary.
After suffering a foot injury early in the season, Eaves has missed most practices and morning skates. The 32-year-old winger has thrived under the adjusted schedule and is second on the Stars in goals at 13 this season. But Eaves said he would prefer to be practicing.
"I don't know if it's helped," he said. "It's helped me play games, and that's what matters."
There’s more on Eaves at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
It came down to a shootout, but the U.S.—and Stars prospect Joseph Cecconi—defeated Canada 5-4 to win World Juniors gold.
That’s not particularly good news for Tyler Seguin, who bet on the game with Bob Sturm.
So @tseguinofficial If full radio show for you - all three hours this summer. If , I caddy 18 for you in Victor E Green costume. Deal?— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) January 6, 2017
Before the gold medal match, Stars prospect Denis Gurianov scored in overtime to help Russia win bronze.
Defenseman Julius Honka has been named to the AHL All-Star Classic. [Texas Stars]
Don’t have plans today? Get yourself to Rally House to meet former Stars captain Brenden Morrow.
We got a brief injury update on Jamie Benn at practice yesterday.
At practice today, Lindy Ruff said that Stars captain Jamie Benn tested his lower body injury today on skates but no pads, just a track suit— Owen Newkirk (@OwenNewkirk) January 5, 2017
Thanks to improved play from goalie Brian Elliott and help from a few other unlikely players, the Flames have seen their season turn around. [Sportsnet]
As Columbus fans know, all good things must come to an end, and last night, the Blue Jackets’ win streak ended at 16.
don't cry because it's over— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) January 6, 2017
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On that note, here’s how the Blue Jackets’ streak got started in the first place. [Sportsnet]
Craig Cunningham has a new appreciation for life. [ESPN]
What the potential loss of Brendan Gallagher—who took a Shea Weber shot to the hand during the Canadiens’ game Dallas—could mean for the Habs. [TSN]
The Bruins honored Hall of Famer Milt Schmidt ahead of last night’s game.
Halfway through the season, let’s check in on the frontrunners for the end-of-year awards. [The Hockey News]
The Ducks have signed goalie Dustin Tokarski to a one-year extension. [Anaheim]
Despite having players like Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon on the roster, the Avalanche are still struggling. [Sportsnet]
And finally, here’s some Stars Insider fun to start your Friday.