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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Tyler Seguin On The Last Mile In His Post-Surgery Rehab

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Segs gets set for the final stage of his recovery - and on being fully healthy for the first time in who-knows-how long. Plus, the #IIHFWorlds podium, a new milestone in OHL history, and more.

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You know what the Dallas Stars really needed more of this season? Tyler Seguin. And as it turns out, Tyler Seguin really needed more of them, too.

With a projected 10 months to recover from knee and hip surgery, Seguin will spend the summer working on the last phase of a recovery he wasn’t always sure he could complete. The Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks has crafted a new story on Segs’ season in limbo, and what it will mean for the next one:

“It was emotional to be back and not fully think that maybe I could have came back, especially this year,” Seguin said during the Stars exit interviews. “You have some days where you don’t know if you’re going to be able to play again. The first game was pretty incredible. The second game, I was starting to feel better.”...

Seguin said he “never got to really get into the last phase, which was explosive power.”...

“Being able to jump with body weight or jog or run, things I haven’t done in really a year now,” Seguin said. “That’s kind of what my next four months, five months is looking like. A lot more rehab to start but a lot more explosive training. I’m really excited to see what I can do this summer.”

It’s also more than being fully healthy for the first time in, well, quite some time. Seguin says he’ll be back with an even fuller appreciation for doing what he does:

“Understanding how grateful I am to do the things I love and have this lifestyle,” Seguin said. “That all came from not being able to live, be able to be around the guys and play the game I love. That was the biggest thing I learned was just how passionate I still am about the game.”

Matt has more. [SportsDayDFW]


Stars Stuff

Today is Denis Gurianov’s birthday, so it’s probably appropriate to celebrate with a treat of biscuits in a basket.

Speaking of biscuits in baskets, here’s Joe Pavelski.

Now, I’m not saying Jason Robertson is an absolute good and the greatest thing since the Krabby Patty. I’ll just leave this here and let you decide.

Around The Leagues

Stanley Cup Roundup

After going to Game 7 in Round 1, the Montreal Canadiens are on the verge of sweeping the Winnipeg Jets. Last night’s 5-1 victory featured another goal from former Star Corey Perry.

Elsewhere, the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the verge of closing the deal after a 6-4 Game 4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

After a rocky start in Round 2, the Vegas Golden Knights have pulled even with the Colorado Avalanche, thanks to last night’s 5-1 victory in Game 4.

And the New York Islanders have evened up the series with the Boston Bruins after Saturday night’s 4-1 win.

Will the Canes win the Mixtape Playoffs? It could happen. (Go look. I’ll wait.)

Meanwhile, here’s a win for Mikko Rantanen that you may not have seen coming. (New nickname? I am 100 percent in on The Lawgiver.)

Hockey Canada is going home with the gold from the IIHF Worlds after Finland took them to overtime in the final.

Meanwhile, Brian Boyle captained Team USA to the bronze medal in his first international tournament.

Taya Currie is here to make sure you know that Hockey (Really) Is for Everyone. [Sportsnet]

Finally

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