Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn underwent his second hip surgery on Monday according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Benn is expected to begin skating in August and still has a chance to be ready for the regular season. He played through the hip injures for most of the season and still led the league with 87 points.
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored a hat trick and added an assist to win the Art Ross Trophy.
Insight: Benn scored a pair of goals in the first period and then added an empty net goal to tie John Tavares for the league lead in points, but Benn wasn't done. Even though Nashville put their goaltender back in the net, Cody Eakin scored on a pass from Benn. The four point night gave Benn 87 points on the season, one more than the Islanders' Tavares.
Description: Stars center Cody Eakin netted the overtime winner Saturday against the Predators.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Eakin has been up and down this season, with 18 goals, 38 points, 24 penalty minutes, and a minus-four rating through 75 games overall.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist in the, 4-3, overtime victory against the Canucks on Saturday.
Insight: Seguin assisted Jamie Benn's goal in the first period and then scored to give Dallas the lead in the third. Vancouver, however, did send it to overtime with Radim Vrbata's power-play goal with about one minute and 30 seconds left in regulation, but John Klingberg won it for Dallas in overtime. Seguin has 34 goals and 35 assists in 66 games this season.
Description: Stars center Cody Eakin scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory over the Sabres on Monday.
Insight: It was a beautiful goal. Eakin actually fell down, but when he got up, he broke for the slot. John Klingberg made a wonderful pass and Eakin scored easily. Eakin has 17 goals and 17 assists in 69 games this season.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin return to action on Saturday night and did not disappoint.
Insight: He had not played since Feb. 13, but returned in style with two goals, during Saturday's loss versus Tampa Bay. Seguin also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Vermon Fiddler also tallied twice for Dallas.
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza had two goals against the Wild on Sunday as Dallas lost, 6-2.
Insight: The Stars led, 1-0, at the end of two periods, but Minnesota was ferocious in the final period, scoring six goals. Spezza added another goal to make the score a little more respectable, however, it was still a period to forget for Dallas. Spezza has 14 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn had a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Blues.
Insight: Benn scored twice in the first period as Dallas led, 3-0, after the first, and then he scored again on the power play in the second period. Benn has 22 goals and 32 assists in 57 games this season.
Description: Goalie Jhonas Enroth was traded to Dallas for Anders Lindback and a conditional third-round pick.
Insight: Enroth heading to Dallas should mean better fantasy value when he plays, but that time will likely be limited as the backup to Kari Lehtonen. Enroth had a 13-21-2 record with a 3.27 GAA and .903 save percentage in Buffalo.
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 34 saves in the overtime victory against the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Lehtonen nearly blew the game as he allowed Chris Kreider to score on the power play with under two minutes to go, but his team rallied to win in overtime. Lehtonen allowed two goals on 36 shots and won his 22nd game of the season.
Description: Stars defenseman John Klingberg recorded four points during Saturday's win over the Jets.
Insight: He had two goals and two assists, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Klingberg now has nine goals and 24 points through 35 games. He is worthy of a roster spot, and should be active in all lineups.
Description: Stars right wing Ray Whitney announced he will retire according to ESPN.com.
Insight: Whitney played 1,330 games with eight different teams, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. He also surpassed the 70-point mark in five different seasons. Whitney finishes with 385 goals and 679 assists. He is 63rd all-time with 1,064 career points.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin is questionable for Tuesday's game against Ottawa due to illness.
Insight: Seguin isn't the only Stars top line player who could miss Tuesday's game and Jamie Benn is also listed as questionable. Seguin has 26 goals and 22 assists is 41 games and is obviously a must start if he's in the lineup.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin has gone cold during his team's four-game losing streak.
Insight: Seguin picked up an assist in Saturday's loss, but over the last four games, he has just two assists and the Stars have lost all four games. Seguin should break out of the slump soon because he is having a good season, averaging over a ppg.
Description: Stars left wing Antonie Roussel scored a goal in Tuesday's loss.
Insight: Dallas fell behind, 3-0, in the second period but rallied back to score the next two goals. Roussel had the second goal, however, the Blue Jackets scored late in the third period to seal the victory. Roussel has 10 goals and 10 assists in 39 games.
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped every shot but one as Dallas defeated Calgary, 2-1, on Friday.
Insight: Lehtonen made 21 saves on 22 shots which is good enough for a .955 save percentage. He improved his record to 13-7-5 but his other numbers aren't great. Lehtonen has a 2.89 GAA and .907 save percentage this season.
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored a goal and an assist to finish plus-one as the Stars beat the Flames, 2-1.
Insight: Benn scored his ninth goal of the year exactly four minutes into the second period. He then assisted Trevor Daley's about eight minutes later. Benn has 19 assists to go with his nine goals this season.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal on Saturday to retake the points lead.
Insight: Earlier Saturday, Jakub Voracek of Philadelphia scored two points to take the league lead. Seguin scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the next goal to retake first place. Seguin has 38 points, including 23 goals, which also leads the league.
Description: Stars coach Lindy Ruff moved Jason Spezza back to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and Spezza responded with a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Insight: Spezza assisted Seguin's goal to start the game and then fewer than three minutes later, Seguin assisted Spezza's score. Spezza has six goals and 18 assists this season, and he is a must-start when he is on the top line. Unfortunately, he also comes with a minus-nine rating.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal in the team's loss on Thursday as he maintains his lead in the category.
Insight: Seguin has 19 goals this season, but it hasn't helped the Stars as they have dropped four in a row and fallen into last place in the Central division. Seguin also has 13 assists and a plus-three rating this season.
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 37-of-41 shots on goal, in Saturday's victory against Los Angeles.
Insight: Owners would like to see Lehtonen's averages get a little better, as he has a 2.98 GAA and .906 save percentage. However his overall record (8-5-4) is something that those owners cannot complain about.
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn recorded three points in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Insight: Benn had two goals and an assist, along with four shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating. He currently has 19 points through 21 games, and will continue to be a must-start player everytime he takes the ice. Tyler Seguin also added two points (one goal, one assist), and he now has 26 points this season.
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was yanked during Tuesday's loss to Carolina.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 16 shots, before being pulled in the second period. Anders Lindback came in relief, and allowed two goals on nine shots. Lehtonen is now 6-5-4 with a 3.04 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored two goals within a minute of each other in the second period to help Dallas capture a much-needed victory over Arizona, 4-3.
Insight: Seguin's back-to-back goals erased a two-goal Arizona lead. Dallas took their own lead on Erik Cole's score with less than five minutes left in regulation. Arizona tied the game, again, a minute later, but then the Stars scored shorthanded to win. Seguin's second goal came on the power play. He is tied with Rick Nash for the league lead in goals scored with 12.
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza will continue to center the top-line alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
Insight: Seguin has moved to right wing to make room for Spezza on the top line. It has paid huge dividends as the Dallas first line is one of the best units in the league. Benn has scored in five straight games and Spezza has points in the last four contests. Obviously, Benn, Spezza and Seguin are must-starts.
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 25 stops on 27 shots against the Devils on Friday.
Insight: Lehtonen and the Stars won in a shootout. Lehtonen allowed the Devils to tie the game with about eight minutes left in the third, but he stopped both shots he face in the shootout. He is 4-0-2 with a 2.83 GAA.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin continued to stay hot on Tuesday night.
Insight: Fresh off earning the first star of the week honors, Seguin notched his fifth goal of the season, along with having six shots on goal. He now has 10 points on the season, and is showing what a dynamic player he really is.
Description: Dallas center Jason Spezza will play on the Stars top line Tuesday.
Insight: Playing alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin can only help his fantasy value. Spezza may not be a 90-point scorer like he was in Ottawa for so many seasons, but he's got seven points in his first five games.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin had four assists on Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Seguin has eight points in his last three games, four goals and four assists. His rating is also a plus-six. Hopefully no Bruins fans are watching this guy play because he has been spectacular.
Description: Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth left Saturday's game against the Flyers with an arm injury.
Insight: Flyers forward R.J. Umberger lost his balance, which caused his skate to come up into the air and cut Nemeth's wrist. It is difficult to tell how serious the injury is, but there did not appear to be any blood on the ice. Nemeth will, however, not return against the Flyers.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a hat trick on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Seguin scored in the first four minutes of the game and then scored twice in the third period to seal the Stars victory. The final goal to give Seguin a hat trick was an empty netter. Seguin finished with a plus-four rating and six shots on net.
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn was involved in all four of Dallas' goals on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Benn scored the second goal of the game as Dallas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first six and a half minutes. Benn also had three assists, a plus-four rating, five penalty minutes and four shots on goal. Dallas won, 4-2.
Description: Stars D Sergei Gonchar suffered a fractured ankle and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks
Insight: The 40-year-old Gonchar is no longer the 50-60 point guy he once was in Washington and Pittsburgh and his fantasy value at this point is limited. Stars' young defencemen like Jamie Oleksiak should see ice time for the next month.
Description: Right winger Ales Hemsky is destined to play with a good center in Dallas, most likely Speeza on the second line.
Insight: Hemsky and Spezza had success playing together last season after Edmonton traded Hemsky to Ottawa. The 31-year-old winger produced 43 points last season between the two teams and hopefully can improve on an ugly -15 rating.
Description: Stars young winger Valeri Nichushkin has a prime spot on the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin and his numbers can only go one way ... up.
Insight: The 19-year-old Nichushkin, the 2013 10th overall pick, managed 14 goals and 20 assists last season. As long as he's with the two "star" Stars he should be an easy 20-20 guy in his second season. And if he gets significant power play time he could have a breakout season.
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin came into his own in his first season with Dallas and alongside winger Jamie Benn became a dynamic top line.
Insight: The 22-year-old produced career-best numbers in goals (37), assists (47), points (84), PPG (11) and shots (294). He also averaged a career high 19:21 minutes on ice. If Valeri Nichushkin continues to improve as the third member of the line, these numbers could go even higher.
Description: A lot is expected of Dallas Stars winger Jamie Benn in 2014-15 after a 79-point season in 81 games last year.
Insight: The 25-year-old benefited from Dallas' addition of Tyler Seguin and posted career-highs in goals, assists, plus/minus, PIM and shots. After a solid Team Canada performance we are projecting more personal records with 39 goals and 83 points.
Description: Right winger Ales Hemsky signed with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Insight: The Stars gave him $12 million over three years. Hemsky presumably will play with newly acquired center Jason Spezza on the team's second line. Hemsky and Spezza had success playing together last season after the Oilers traded Hemsky to Ottawa. The 30-year-old winger tallied four goals and 13 assists in 20 games with the Sens.
Description: The Senators have traded Jason Spezza to the Stars along with Ludvig Karlsson for Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul, Alex Chiasson and a 2015 second-round pick.
Insight: This is the second straight offseason the Stars have acquired a frontline center. Spezza is likely to center the team's second line with free-agent acquisition Ales Hemsky at right wing. He shouldn't lose any fantasy value from the move.