Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel will get a chance to represent France when they and Germany host the 2017 World Championship next month. Roussel missed the last part of the season with a hand injury will represent France for the 5th time.
"It is important. I grew up not wanting to play in the NHL but wanting to play for Team France. That was doable," Roussel said. "When I started playing hockey in 1992, it was just after the Olympics in Albertville. I think that is why my parents started me playing hockey. Maybe more events like this will bring more French players to the big leagues."
Joining him in the tournament will be defensemen John Klingberg representing Sweden. Julius Honka and Stars prospect Roope Hintz are in camp with the Finnish team. Val Nichushkin is currently practicing with the Russian team. (Stars Inside Edge)
Mike Heika had his weekly Q&A session on Monday topics discussed included who the Stars might draft and protect in the expansion draft. How Klingberg might interact with new coach Ken Hitchcock, and what the team might do to rectify it’s goalie mess. (SportsDay DFW)
Mark Stepneski had his final Texas Stars Report till next season. (Stars Inside Edge)
After being shutout the last 2 games the San Jose Sharks offense came alive big time with a 7-0 shellacking of the Edmonton Oilers. Sharks Captain Joe Pavelski had 2 goals on tip ins. Oilers goalie Cam Talbot was pulled after surrendering 5 goals. (Fear the Fin)
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The Oilers could be without forward Leon Draisaitl for a few games after his spearing to Chris Tierney earned him a 5 minute major and a game misconduct penalty. (Yahoo Sports)
The NHL announced that the Vegas Golden Knights will reveal its Expansion Draft roster and the Award show will both be held in the T-Mobile Arena on June 21st. (FanRag Sports)
Ottawa's Mike Hoffman opened the scoring against the Bruins in Game 3 on a breakaway, but the setup was even more jaw-dropping than the score. Learn what went in to Erik Karlsson's brilliant 116-foot saucer pass. (The Hockey News)
Finally check out the impressive stickwork by Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw during the morning skate.