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Colton Point will be in net as the Stars take on the Avalanche later tonight. Plus, injury updates, NHL mascot rankings by a six-year-old, and much more.

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The Dallas Stars face off against the Colorado Avalanche tonight in their final game of the preseason. Colton Point, who was recalled from the Texas Stars yesterday, will be in net for the Stars as Ben Bishop and Anton Khudobin take a maintenance day:

Khudobin suffered a mild muscle strain three days ago, and we think he is going to be fine. Same thing, actually less severe, with Bishop,” said Stars coach Jim Montgomery. “We just don’t want to take a chance.

Speaking of injuries, Stephen Johns might have to start the season on IR, but don’t be surprised if he’s on the ice opening night:

“Good sign. He felt good. We’re very optimistic” Montgomery said. “He’s not going to play tomorrow. We’re very optimistic for Thursday. It was his first time on the ice, so we are going to see how he does for tomorrow.”

You can read more at Mark’s place here.


Stars News

Here’s the lineup for tonight’s game:

In case you’re curious about Nichushkin’s continued absence:

If you want to relive that disaster against the St. Louis Blues for some reason, Sean’s got you covered in his latest 20/20: [The Athletic]


Around the League

Looks like another third overall pick will be making their NHL debut this season:

What are the best and worst case scenarios for each NHL team? Rory Boylen discusses: [Sportsnet]

Sergei Bobrovsky opens up about his contract situation as he enters the last year of his current deal:

Not sure what you think about Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers’ latest mascot? Take Down Goes Brown’s quiz in his latest grab bag: [The Athletic]

This article is worth an entire month’s subscription alone:


Finally...

In case you guys didn’t know, I’m kind of in love with Miro Heiskanen. And this just solidifies that love: