Fantasy NHL
Dallas Stars Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Jamie Benn, LW3/25/2015 12:18:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn didn't practice on Tuesday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Flames according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Coach Lindy Ruff said Benn was sore after Monday's game against Buffalo. He didn't get into specifics, but Benn did take some big hits in that game. He will likely be a game-time decision.
Erik Cole, LW3/25/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Erik Cole left Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes with an upper-body injury according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Cole left in the first period and he fell awkwardly in a scrum. He played just 5:32 minutes on Tuesday.
Jamie Benn, LW3/23/2015 11:03:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored a pair of goals in the, 4-3, victory over the Sabres on Monday.
Insight: Benn scored one of his two goals on the power play and also had an assisst on Patrick Eaves' third period score. Benn has 26 goals and 44 assists in 73 games this season.
Cody Eakin, C3/23/2015 11:02:00 PM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/22/2015 8:58:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 32 saves to shut out the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
Insight: He has now won two games in a row, and raised his record to 31-14-10 with a 2.82 GAA and .908 save percentage.
Jason Spezza, C3/22/2015 8:56:00 AM
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza recorded two points during Saturday's win over the Blackhawks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-two rating. Spezza now has 16 goals and 55 points through 72 games this season.
Jamie Benn, LW3/19/2015 11:48:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
Insight: Benn picked up his two points on Dallas' only goals of the night, both coming within the first four minutes of the second period. Benn has 24 goals and 42 assists in 71 games this season.
Kari Lehtonen, G3/19/2015 11:45:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
Insight: Lehtonen allowed just the one goal versus the Pittsburgh power play. He has allowed two or fewer goals in each of the last three games. Lehtonen is 30-14-10 this season.
Erik Cole, LW3/19/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Erik Cole scored the only goal of Thursday's game for Detroit as the Red Wings fell to the Panthers, 3-1.
Insight: Cole scored in the third period to help Detroit avoid the shutout. Cole has 20 goals and 18 assists in 65 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C3/13/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal during Friday's victory against the Capitals.
Insight: Seguin now has 32 goals and 62 points through 59 games this season.
Cody Eakin, C3/12/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin had a goal and an assist during Thursday's win against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Eakin has 16 goals and 32 points, along with 18 penalty minutes through 64 games this season. Patrick Eaves, Jason Demers, Alex Goligoski, and Curtis McKenzie also tallied for Dallas.
Vernon Fiddler, C3/10/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Vernon Fiddler scored the game-winner Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Fiddler is still not a relevant fantasy option, with 11 goals, 24 points, and 32 penalty minutes through 65 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C3/7/2015 9:38:00 PM
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.
Cody Eakin, C3/4/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin recorded two points, including the game-winner in overtime Tuesday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Eakin now has 15 goals and 30 points through 61 games. He can be kept on the wire, as there are better options out there.
Patrick Eaves, RW3/1/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Dallas winger Patrick Eaves returned to the lineup on Sunday, and scored a goal.
Insight: It was his first game since Feb. 13, and while it was nice for him to get the tally, Eaves can be left on the waiver wire, as he is barely a top-600 player.
Jhonas Enroth, G2/24/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals during Tuesday's loss against the Jets.
Insight: Enroth faced 24 shots on goal, and fell to 13-24-2 on the season. It is safe to leave him on the waiver wire.
Jason Spezza, C2/22/2015 10:44:00 PM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW2/22/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn had a big fantasy night during Saturday's overtime loss to Detroit.
Insight: Benn had a goal and an assist, with three shots and seven penalty minutes. He has been fantastic this season, and now has 23 goals, 58 points, and 54 penalty minutes through 59 games.
Ales Hemsky, RW2/21/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Stars right winger Ales Hemsky practiced Friday and is expected to play against Detroit on Saturday.
Insight: Hemsky has nine goals and 14 assists this season, but a weak -7 rating hurts his fantasy value.
Jason Spezza, C2/17/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza had it going on with winger Jamie Benn on Tuesday versus the Blues.
Insight: Benn scored a hat trick with Spezza getting the assist on each goal. The last score came on the man advantage. Spezza has 12 goals and 35 assists in 57 games this season.
Jamie Benn, LW2/17/2015 10:42:00 PM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C2/16/2015 2:18:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin is expected to miss 3-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain on a hit from Panthers' defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.
Insight: It's a major blow to the Stars and fantasy owners. Seguin has 29 goals and 30 assists in 55 games this season. Kulikov will serve a four-game suspension.
Jason Spezza, C2/15/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza scored on Saturday versus the Avalanche. Dallas lost, 4-1.
Insight: Spezza found the back of the net at the 9:58 mark of the third period. He has 12 goals and 32 assists in 56 games this season.
Jhonas Enroth, G2/12/2015 10:59:00 AM
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.
Antoine Roussel, LW2/11/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Stars left wing Antonie Roussel will meet with the league to discuss his cross check on Boston's Adam McQuaid on Tuesday.
Insight: Roussel earned a five-minute major and game misconduct about four minutes into Tuesday's game versus the Bruins. Fantasy owners should expect Roussel to be suspended for the cross check.
Kari Lehtonen, G2/10/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen faced 44 shots on goal during Tuesday's victory against the Bruins.
Insight: He saved 41 of them, and was busy all night. Lehtonen is now 23-12-8 on the season.
Jamie Benn, LW2/10/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored twice during Tuesday's win versus Boston.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Benn now has 18 goals and 49 points through 54 games. He is a top-50 option in standard leagues.
Tyler Seguin, C2/10/2015 2:58:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin (flu) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Insight: He was sent home from morning skate on Tuesday, so it seems Seguin is iffy at best. Stay tuned.
Kari Lehtonen, G2/8/2015 8:01:00 PM
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.
Ales Hemsky, RW2/8/2015 7:55:00 PM
Description: Stars right winger Ales Hemsky scored the game-winning overtime goal versus the Rangers on Sunday as Dallas won, 3-2.
Insight: Hemsky scored on passes from Jyrki Jokipakka and Jason Spezza. Hemsky also had an assist on Erik Cole's goal in the second period. He has nine goals and 14 assists in 49 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C2/7/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin registered 10 shots on goal during Saturday's loss against the Sabres.
Insight: He scored on one of them, and is now tied for the NHL point lead with Jakub Voracek and Patrick Kane, with 58 of them.
Tyler Seguin, C1/31/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin registered three assists Saturday against Winnipeg.
Insight: He also had an impressive nine shots on goal. Seguin now is second in the NHL with 56 points. He trails only Jakub Voracek.
John Klingberg, D1/31/2015 10:03:00 PM
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.
Trevor Daley, D1/29/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Stars defenseman Trevor Daley scored an insurance goal in the Stars victory over the Senators on Thursday.
Insight: Daley had an empty-net goal to make it, 5-3. Dallas added another empty-net score and won, 6-3. Daley also had two assists. He has 12 goals and 12 assists in 45 games this season.
Jamie Benn, LW1/29/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn had a pair of goals in the, 6-3, victory over the Senators on Thursday.
Insight: Benn scored a power-play goal to start the game and then added an empty-net score to seal the victory. Benn has 16 goals and 28 assists in 48 games this season.
Jamie Benn, LW1/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn registered two points during Tuesday's versus Montreal.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Benn now has 14 goals and 42 points through 47 games this season.
Ray Whitney, RW1/21/2015 2:34:00 PM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G1/21/2015 9:01:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen took the loss in the, 3-1, defeat at the hands of the Bruins on Tuesday.
Insight: Lehtonen allowed three goals on 27 shot attempts. He is 19-10-7 with a 2.98 GAA and .904 save percentage. Hopefully, most owners have better options.
Cody Eakin, C1/18/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin scored twice on Sunday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: He also had an assist, along with four shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Eakin now has nine goals and 21 points through 42 games.
Tyler Seguin, C1/18/2015 8:42:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin recorded two more points during Sunday's victory against Chicago.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has 52 points on the season. He is just one point behind Jakub Voracek for the league lead.
Erik Cole, LW1/14/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole recorded two points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. However, even with a solid outing, owners should leave Cole on the waiver wire.
John Klingberg, D1/14/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Stars defenseman John Klingberg scored twice during Tuesday's victory over the Senators.
Insight: He now has nine goals, 15 points, and a plus-nine rating this season. Klingberg is not a relevant fantasy option.
Tyler Seguin, C1/12/2015 3:15:00 PM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW1/12/2015 3:11:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn is questionable for Tuesday's game with an undisclosed injury, according to Mark Stepneski of the Stars official site.
Insight: Benn plays on the Dallas top line so this would be a big loss for fantasy owners. He has 12 goals and 36 points through 41 games.
Tyler Seguin, C1/10/2015 6:33:00 PM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G1/8/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen took the loss in overtime Thursday against the Predators.
Insight: He made 21 saves on 24 shots, and lowered his record to 17-8-7 on the season.
Antoine Roussel, LW1/7/2015 9:28:00 AM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G1/1/2015 12:36:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen pitched a shutout Wednesday versus Arizona.
Insight: He stopped all 32 shots on goal, and is now 16-8-5 with a 2.86 GAA and .908 save percentage.
Jamie Benn, LW1/1/2015 12:30:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn recorded two points during Wednesday's win over the Coyotes.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a plus-one ratig. Benn now has 11 goals and 32 points through 36 games.
Kari Lehtonen, G12/30/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen earned a victory Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: He made 28 saves on 30 shots, and is now 15-8-5. Lehtonen owns a 2.96 GAA and .905 save percenatge, making him worthy of being active eheneve he is in between the pipes.
Antoine Roussel, LW12/30/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Antonie Roussel scored a goal during Monday's win against the Rangers.
Insight: He was also plus-one on the night, and now has eight goals and 17 points through 35 games. Roussel is a borderline top-100 player.
Kari Lehtonen, G12/27/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was alright in a victory on Saturday.
Insight: Lehtonen made 30 saves and allowed three goals versus the Blues, but the Stars won anyway, 4-3. Lehtonen is now 14-8-5 this season.
Kari Lehtonen, G12/20/2014 10:07:00 AM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW12/20/2014 10:04:00 AM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C12/14/2014 10:20:00 AM
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.
Jason Spezza, C12/14/2014 10:15:00 AM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C12/10/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal to reclaim the points lead on Tuesday.
Insight: Seguin has moved into sole possession of the points lead with 36 in 28 games. That's one point ahead of Sidney Crosby. Seguin also has a four-goal lead over Rich Nash with 22 on the season.
Kari Lehtonen, G12/6/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen made 16 saves on 17 shots to earn a victory on Saturday against Montreal.
Insight: His record has really helped fantasy owners this season, as he is now 10-6-5 overall.
Tyler Seguin, C12/6/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored two goals during Saturday's win against the Canadiens.
Insight: He also added an assist, and now has 35 points through 27 games. Seguin is a borderline top-five option.
Tyler Seguin, C12/4/2014 10:33:00 PM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C12/2/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin did not register a point and finished minus-three in a loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Insight: Despite the bad game, Seguin still leads the league with 18 goals. He did lead Dallas with six shots on net versus Toronto.
Tyler Seguin, C11/30/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin continues to lead the league in goals scored.
Insight: He did not score no Saturday, but Seguin did register an assist. Seguin has 31 points in 24 games and is just two points behind Sidney Crosby for the league lead.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/29/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen had his three-game winning streak snapped on Friday.
Insight: He faced 34 shots and stopped 29 of them. Lehtonen is now 9-5-5 with a 3.03 GAA and .905 save percentage. Owners should expect more.
Tyler Seguin, C11/29/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin notched two points during Friday's overtime loss to the Wild.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has 17 goals and 28 points through 22 games. Seguin is easily a top-10 option.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/26/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 35-of-37 shots to defeat the Oilers, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: Lehtonen has played very well in his last three games. He was pulled from a game versus the Hurricanes on Nov. 18, but since then, Lehtonen has posted a .933 save percentage and a 2.33 GAA.
Tyler Seguin, C11/26/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored two goals to lead Dallas to a, 3-2, victory over Edmonton.
Insight: Seguin scored his goals back-to-back in the second period as Dallas took a 3-1 lead. Seguin has the most goals in the league with 17.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/23/2014 10:16:00 AM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW11/23/2014 10:11:00 AM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/19/2014 9:44:00 AM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C11/19/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored two goals during Tuesday's loss to Hurricanes.
Insight: He has been great this season, and now has 24 points through only 19 games.
Antoine Roussel, LW11/15/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Antonie Roussel scored the Stars' lone goal Saturday.
Insight: It was his fifth goal of the season, and Roussel now has 10 points overall.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/15/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen took the loss Saturday against the Wild.
Insight: He made 20 saves on 22 shots, and had his record fall to 6-4-4.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/12/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 34-of-37 shots in a, 4-3, victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Arizona peppered Lehtonen in the first period with 17 shots, but he faced just 20 in the final two periods. Lehtonen is now 5-3-4 on the season with a .906 save percentage and 2.95 GAA.
Tyler Seguin, C11/12/2014 10:13:00 AM
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.
Valeri Nichushkin, RW11/10/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Stars young winger Valeri Nichushkin has been placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury.
Insight: The 19-year-old Nichushkin, the 2013 10th overall pick, managed 14 goals and 20 assists last season, but has started slowly going scoreless in four games.
Anders Lindback, G11/9/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Stars netminder Anders Lindback received his first start in almost two weeks, but took the loss Saturday against San Jose.
Insight: He stopped 24-of-28 shots on goal, and is now an unimpressive 0-3-0 with a 4.41 GAA and .852 save percentage.
Tyler Seguin, C11/8/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin was apparently the only Star to show up on Saturday.
Insight: He recorded a hat trick in a 4-3 loss to the Sharks. Seguin now has 10 goals and 19 points on the season.
Antoine Roussel, LW11/6/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Antonie Roussel will play on the top power-play line on Thursday.
Insight: Coach Lindy Ruff said the team needs someone inside to block the eye sight of the opponent's goaltender. Roussel gets fantasy value boost as long as he is on the top power-play unit.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/5/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 34-of-37 shots in a, 4-3, victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Arizona peppered Lehtonen in the first period with 17 shots, but he faced just 20 in the final two periods. Lehtonen is now 5-3-4 on the season with a .906 save percentage and 2.95 GAA.
Shawn Horcoff, C11/5/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Stars center Shawn Horcoff scored Dallas' lone goal in Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
Insight: Horcoff does have two goals over the past two games, but is not worth fantasy-consideration at this time.
Sergei Gonchar, D11/3/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar participated in the morning skate on Saturday and has received clearance to return to game action according to The Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Gonchar said he still needs to work on his conditioning because he has been out for a month with an ankle injury, but the defenseman should play this week.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/2/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen suffered his first regulation loss to the Wild on Saturday.
Insight: Lehtonen allowed four goals on 30 shots to Minnesota. Even though it is his first regulation loss, it is Lehtonen's third straight loss. He has allowed 10 goals over that span.
Kari Lehtonen, G11/1/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has yet to lose in regulation this season.
Insight: He was in net for Friday's overtime loss to the Ducks, while he stopped 22-of-24 shots on goal. Lehtonen is now 4-0-4 with a 2.78 GAA and a .908 save percentage.
Antoine Roussel, LW11/1/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Dallas left wing Antonie Roussel scored the Stars' only goal in Friday's overtime loss to Anaheim.
Insight: He had three shots on goal and two penalty minutes as well. Roussel is not a great fantasy option moving forward.
Tyler Seguin, C10/29/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Blues.
Insight: Seguin was also plus-two with six shots on goal. It was his penalty, however, in overtime, that led the game-winning goal for the Blues.
Jason Spezza, C10/25/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Stars center Jason Spezza had two points, but was also -4 on the night against the Islanders.
Insight: He now has 11 points on the season, but also a -5 rating overall. As long as Spezza is centering Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, he should be able to produce nice numbers.
Tyler Seguin, C10/25/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin had two points in Saturday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, but was also -3 on the night. Despite being on the ice for some of the Islanders onslaught, Seguin will remain a top fantasy option.
Jason Spezza, CHot10/25/2014 2:34:00 PM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/24/2014 10:22:00 PM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW10/24/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to lift Dallas over New Jersey, 3-2.
Insight: Benn's shootout goal clinched the victory for the Star. The captain also scored in regulation on the power play at the beginning of the second period. He finished with four shots on goal.
Jamie Benn, LW10/22/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn recorded two points in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has eight points on the season. Dallas' top line featuring Benn and Tyler Seguin is as lethal as they come.
Tyler Seguin, CHot10/22/2014 9:51:00 AM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/22/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen earned his third victory of the season Tuesday versus Vancouver.
Insight: He stopped 43-of-46 shots on goal, and is now 3-0-2 with a 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Owners should continue to start Lehtonen with confidence.
Jason Spezza, CHot10/21/2014 1:55:00 PM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C10/18/2014 10:57:00 PM
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.
Patrick Nemeth, DCold10/18/2014 8:54:00 PM
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.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/18/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen will get the start Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: He earned a win last time out against Pittsburgh, and owners should not be afraid to put him into their lineups.
Tyler Seguin, C10/16/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored his fourth goal over the past two games, on Thursday.
Insight: He had a hat trick on Tuesday, and lit the lamp against Pittsburgh on Thursday. Along with teammate Jamie Benn, Seguin's production should continue to be huge.
Jamie Benn, LW10/16/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn had a goal and a +1 rating on Thursday night.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal, and now has five points on the season. Benn will continue to be an elite option at the left wing position.
Kari Lehtonen, G10/16/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen won his second game of the season on Thursday night.
Insight: He defeated the Penguins, while stopping 27-of-29 shots on goal. Lehtonen should be considered a second option at the goaltender position, moving forward.
Tyler Seguin, C10/14/2014 10:12:00 PM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW10/14/2014 10:06:00 PM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C10/11/2014 1:06:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin is expected to play on Saturday night against Nashville according to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.
Insight: Seguin missed practice on Friday due to an illness, but he should play. Stay tuned to get final word at game time.
Sergei Gonchar, D10/3/2014 12:16:00 PM
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.
Cody Eakin, C9/29/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Center Cody Eakin has agreed to a two-year, $3.8 million contract with the Dallas Stars according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Eakin is projected to be the third-line center behind Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza. Eakin scored 16 goals and 19 assists in his third season in the league last year.
Alex Chiasson, RW9/25/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Senators right winger Alex Chiasson will begin on the second line, during his first season in his new home.
Insight: He does not hold much fantasy value besides being a potential 20-goal scorer. However, his -21 rating from last season is a cause for concern.
Ales Hemsky, RW9/20/2014 12:20:00 PM
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.
Antoine Roussel, LW9/20/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Antonie Roussel has a limited upside on the offensive end, but fantasy owners liked his 209 PIM of a season ago.
Insight: Roussel could post as many as 18-20 goals as long as he plays alongside Spezza and with his physical nature can be a low-end fantasy value.
Jason Spezza, C9/20/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Dallas' newly-acquired center Jason Spezza figures to play on a solid second line with Antoine Roussel and Ales Hemsky.
Insight: Spezza isn't going to be a 90-point scorer like he was in Ottawa for so many seasons, but 60-70 points is certainly possible.
Valeri Nichushkin, RW9/20/2014 12:04:00 PM
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.
Tyler Seguin, C9/20/2014 11:57:00 AM
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.
Jamie Benn, LW9/20/2014 11:43:00 AM
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.
Ales Hemsky, RW7/1/2014 8:41:00 PM
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.
Jason Spezza, C7/1/2014 8:09:00 PM
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.
Patrick Nemeth, DCold4/25/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth left Wednesday's game with an upper body injury and is questionable for Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim.
Insight: Nemeth has no fantasy value after going scoreless in eight regular season games and four playoff games.
Brenden Dillon, D4/25/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon will be a game-time decision for Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim,
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury and hasn't played since the regular season. Dillon totaled 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists) along with 86 PIM.
Brenden Dillon, D4/21/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon will miss Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim,
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury. Dillon totaled 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists) along with 86 PIM.
Brenden Dillon, D4/18/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Anaheim,
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury and has yet to begin to skate. Dillon totaled 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists) along with 86 PIM.
Brenden Dillon, D4/16/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon won't compete in Wednesday's playoff opener against Anaheim. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: He's still recovering from a lower body injury. Dillon racked up 17 points in 80 contests this season (six goals, 11 assists).
Ray Whitney, RW4/16/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Stars right wing Ray Whitney is active for Game 1 against Anaheim. SOURCE: Stars.nhl.com
Insight: Whitney sat out the last six regular season games because of a lower body injury. His experience (1,330 NHL games) should help Dallas in the playoffs.
Brenden Dillon, D4/15/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon (lower body) didn't skate Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's playoff game, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: The 23-year-old Dillon had six goals, 11 assists, 86 PIM and 97 SOG in 80 games this season. He missed the final game of the regular season on Sunday and will be a game-time decision.
Jamie Benn, LW4/13/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: The Stars did not have Jamie Benn (rest) for their regular season finale.
Insight: Benn didn't miss a game all season so the Stars gave him Sunday off to rest for the playoffs. The 24-year-old benefited from Dallas' addition of Tyler Seguin in 2013-14 and had a career-high 79 points (34 goals, 45 assists) and 279 SOG.
Ray Whitney, RW4/11/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) is out Friday and questionable for Sunday's regular season finale, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Whitney will miss his fourth straight game Friday. The 41-year-old has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/9/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) will miss Wednesday's game, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: It's his third straight out of the lineup. The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/9/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Whitney missed the last two games. The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/8/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com, Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) will sit out again Tuesday.
Insight: It's the second straight game he has been out of the lineup. The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Ray Whitney, RW4/6/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Panthers, according to stars.nhl.com.
Insight: The 41-year-old Whitney has been able to play 69 games this season, but he has just nine goals and 23 assists, a far cry from the 24 goals and 53 assists he put up just two seasons ago with the Coyotes.
Tyler Seguin, CHot4/5/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin scored a goal and had one assist Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Seguin has scored a goal in three straight games and 35 this season. The 22-year-old has 80 points, a career high.
Jamie Benn, LW4/5/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Stars left wing Jamie Benn had two goals and one assist Saturday against the Lightning.
Insight: Benn has a career-high 32 goals, 74 points and 258 SOG in 77 games.
Erik Cole, LW4/5/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole (upper body) will be a game-time decision Saturday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Cole missed the last seven games. He has 16 goals, 13 assists, 133 SOG and a -17 rating in 69 games this season.
Aaron Rome, D4/3/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Dallas defenseman Aaron Rome (lower body) is doubtful for Thursday's game against Carolina.
Insight: He has one point in 24 games and very little fantasy value.
Ray Whitney, RW4/1/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney had a goal and an assist Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: Whitney has nine goals and 23 assists in 68 games this season.
Alex Chiasson, RW4/1/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Stars right winger Alex Chiasson had three assists Tuesday at Washington.
Insight: The 23-year-old has 13 goals and 22 assists (35 points) in 72 games, but he has a -21 rating.
Tyler Seguin, C3/30/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin (general soreness) played Saturday and has a few days to rest.
Insight: Seguin was a game-time decision against the Blues but ended up skating 20 minutes. He's been one of the best scorers in hockey in 2013-14, producing a career-high 76 points in 72 appearances. The Stars have off until Tuesday night at Washington.
Colton Sceviour, RW3/30/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Stars right wing Colton Sceviour found the net twice Saturday in a win against St. Louis.
Insight: Sceviour has played well in his brief tenure in the NHL. In 18 contests, he already has seven goals and three helpers. That extrapolates to 32 goals and 14 assists over a full 82-game schedule.
Tyler Seguin, C3/29/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin may not play Saturday against St. Louis. SOURCE: Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News
Insight: Seguin is dealing with general fatigue and soreness. He's been one of the best scorers in hockey in 2013-14, producing a career-high 76 points in 71 appearances. If Seguin does sit out Saturday, it would be his third absence of the season.
Alex Goligoski, D3/29/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Dallas blueliner Alex Goligoski was in a generous mood Friday against the Predators.
Insight: He dished out three assists in the victory. His +5 rating was a season-high. Goligoski is tied for 16th among NHL defensemen with 31 assists this season.
Erik Cole, LW3/28/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole (upper body) will not play Friday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Cole's 269 consecutive games played streak came to an end on Saturday and he'll miss his fourth straight game. He has no fantasy value anyway.
Ray Whitney, RW3/28/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Dallas left wing Ray Whitney (illness) will play Saturday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Whitney's status was in doubt due to an illness. The 41-year-old has eight goals and 21 assists in 65 games this season.