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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Remi Elie Will Remain With the Stars for the Rest of the Season

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Remi Elie will remain with the Stars for the rest of the season. Lehtonen focused on the present, Hemsky wants to help team on playoff run, Alex Ovechkin goal drought.

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Remi Elie looks to have won a job with the big club for the remaining 16 games of the season. Elie is on his 2nd call up and has made an impression on coach Lindy Ruff.

“Well, I look at what we need on the road to be a better team, a harder team to play against. I think that he fits what I think can help us. I thought the line of (Cody) Eakin, him and (Ales) Hemsky did a real good job,” Ruff said. “You look at the number of chances he created, the duress he put their defense under and the fact that he’s a physical player. I think there’s been some situations where we haven’t been hard enough to play against. You take Roussel of our lineup and I think that’s a good replacement to continue down that path where we’re hard to play against.

Elie was in his 2nd year with the Texas Stars where he had 25 points (8 G and 17 A) in 50 games. Without the pressure to put offensive numbers on the 4th line he can polish other aspects of his game.

“I think if he can get a little polish, work hard on that part of his game, he is the type guy that plays the style that we play,” Ruff said. “Which is a north-south speed game, get in behind and I think it was evident in those two games.”

More here (WFAA8)

Goalie Kari Lehtonen is focused on the present instead of worrying about what will his status with the Stars be at the end of the season. (Stars DFW)

Ottawa is in town tonight. The Stars will look to string together 3 wins in a row for only the 2nd time this season and forget about their loss to the Senators, in early February, on a own goal by Jiri Hudler. (Stars DFW)

In Monday night’s game with the Capitals, Devin Shore scored an early goal while standing in the crease. Caps coach Barry Trotz challenged the goal but after review it was announced it was a good goal without any explanation. Now it is revealed that it was Brooks Orpik’s 2nd push on Shore while he was in the crease that caused it to be a good goal. (CSN Mid-Alantic)

After his hip surgery in late October Ales Hemsky is hoping to help the Stars make the playoffs with his late season start. (NHL)

It is Hall of Famer Mike Modano’s turn in the NHL’s countdown of 100 greatest players:

Texas Stars:

Texas went 2-2 last week and saw the debuts on new players Dillon Heatherington and Mark McNeil, in this week’s report. (Stars Inside Edge)

You can get a chance to see goalie Justin Peters’ new mask tonight versus the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight at Cedar Park:


Former Stars Patrick Eaves scored the only goal in the shootout to help the Ducks get a win after being down 2 goals over the Nashville Predators 4-3 (AP Sports)

Ryan Miller had quite the night with 367 saves:

A look at all the teams from the Central Division expansion plans. (Fox Sports)

NHL GM’s decided at their annual meetings to not make any rule changes (ESPN)

One of the busiest GM’s at the meeting is Vegas GM George McPhee since most teams are talking to him about their expansion plans. (Sportsnet)

A look at the 25 best players under the age of 25. (Fox Sports)

The Arizona Coyotes will have a special night to honor former NFL star Pat Tillman. Tillman left the NFL to join the Army Rangers and was killed in Afghanistan. (NBCSN)

League Commission Gary Bettman has insisted the Coyotes cannot play in the town of Glendale anymore and must move closer to Phoenix (ESPN)

Down Goes Brown breaks down and ranks teams by their goaltending situation. Surprisingly Dallas is not last. (Sportsnet)

Former Stars coach Willie Dejardins future with the Canucks looks to be over at season end, but there are plenty of teams that would hire him if Vancouver decides to make a change. (FanRag Sports)

When the Stars held Capitals Alex Ovechkin off the score sheet on Monday it was his 6th game with out a goal. He also has failed to score a goal 5 on 5 for 15 games. (Washington Post)

Who are some of the most iconic Captains from the past? (CBC Sports)

Finally Rangers goalie Antti Raanta had a set of pink goalie pads made for his baby girl: