Stars Rumors & News

  • Bobrovsky earns shutout as Blue Jackets blank Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Dallas Stars 3-0 at American Airlines Center on Saturday. It was team effort for the Blue Jackets and Bobrovsky didn't have to make too many tough saves in his first shutout of the season. It was..." October 23

  • Martinez scores in OT as Kings top Stars for 1st win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- After an 0-3 start, the Los Angeles Kings hit the ice at American Airlines Center Thursday night with a sense of urgency. And thanks to Alec Martinez scoring the game-winner 1:20 into overtime, the Kings left town with a 4-3 victory against the Dallas Stars. Martinez ended the game..." October 21

  • The injury situation in Dallas is out of control

    Pro Hockey Talk "Patrick Sharp, Patrick Eaves, Cody Eakin, Ales Hemsky, Jiri Hudler and Mattias Janmark. Those are the six — count ’em, six — forwards Dallas is currently without, at least as of this morning, due to a myriad of ailments. Sharp and Eaves were lost in last night’s controversial OT loss to L.A...." October 21

  • Ruff rips officials for 'terrible call' on Kings' overtime winner

    Sports Day ""I think that was a terrible call at the end of the game. I thought our goaltender was interfered with, he was elbowed in the head before the puck went in the net. Terrible. Someone is going to have to explain why that goal counts. I want an explanation. He's in the paint, he's elbowed in the head..." October 21

  • Stars' Sharp out 'a while' with concussion-like symptoms

    Today's Slapshot "The Dallas Stars are only down by one goal against the Los Angeles Kings after two periods Thursday night – but they may be down forward Patrick Sharp, as well. Sharp, who played 6:56 minutes of ice time through the first period and a half against the Kings on Thursday, hit his head on the..." October 21

  • Stars find winning formula vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some teams might have gotten frustrated with a scoreless tie after an opening period in which they outshot their opponent 16-4. Not the Dallas Stars, at least not according to center Jason Spezza. "We did some good things to start the game and that gave us..." October 18

  • Cracknell, Niemi lift Stars past Ducks in opener

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Stars' potent offensive tandem of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin accounted for only one point, but Adam Cracknell and Antti Niemi stepped up in Dallas' 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday in the season opener at American Airlines Center. Cracknell had a goal and an..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Stars to honor fallen Dallas PD officers with helmet decals

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Stars will open their season at home against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night, and they'll honor fallen Dallas police officers in the process. To pay tribute to the five officers that lost their lives during a July shootout at an organized protest in Dallas, players on the Stars..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Lauri Korpikoski signs one-year deal with Stars

    Sportsnet "Lauri Korpikoski quickly found a new home. The left-winger signed a one-year, US$1 million contract on Monday morning with the Dallas Stars. Korpikoski was released from a tryout with the Calgary Flames on Sunday. The 30-year-old spent last season with the Edmonton Oilers where he scored 10..." October 10

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Senators ‘out’ on UFA defenceman Kris Russell

    Sportsnet "Don’t expect defenceman Kris Russell to end up with the Ottawa Senators. The team is not pursuing the UFA, according to GM Pierre Dorion. The Senators are content to move forward with the eight defencemen currently on the roster: Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Methot, Cody Ceci, Mark..." October 07

  • Justin Fontaine Signs PTO With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, former Minnesota winger Justin Fontaine has signed a professional try-out with the Dallas Stars. Fontaine had previously been signed to a PTO with the Florida Panthers, but he was released from it on Saturday. An alumni of the University of..." October 06

  • Jamie Benn 'felt good' in first preseason game "It didn't look like Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn was playing his first preseason game after offseason surgery. Benn had an assist on Patrick Eaves' game-tying goal with 5:08 remaining in a 2-1 shootout win against the Florida Panthers at American Airlines Center on Tuesday. He played 19:36..." October 06

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Stars Janmark to miss majority of season

    Today's Slapshot "Dallas Stars have an injury prone season on their hands and the season has yet to start. Speculation about Stars forward Mattias Janmark began earlier in the week when he missed the pre-season match up with the Colorado Avalanche, and continued to build even earlier today." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Nill: Stars have salary cap flexibility for a trade

    Today's Slapshot "With training camps open across the league, general manager Jim Nill and his Dallas Stars are ready to continue their quest to take that next step as a franchise. To realize that goal, one tool each NHL team must wield properly is the salary cap. “We’re sitting very well,” said Nill as part..." September 27

  • Ruff: Consistency will be key for Stars, has confidence in goalies

    Sports Day "Stars coach Lindy Ruff is about to start his fourth season with the team. Ruff pushed Dallas to the second-best record in the NHL at 50-23-9 last season and was a finalist for the coach of the year award. Here are a few of his thoughts on the team as it starts training camp and gets ready for..." September 25

  • Stars are banged up as camp begins; for youngsters: 'This is their time'

    Sports Day "Training camp is off to an inauspicious start for the Stars, but it's something they can overcome. On the heels of Tyler Seguin's heel injury at the World Cup of Hockey, Dallas will welcome back Radek Faksa and Ales Hemsky with additional injuries. Added to that, the Stars announced that highly..." September 24

  • Stars' Eakins sidelined 6 weeks with knee ailment

    The Hockey Writers "Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin suffered a lower-body injury Friday during the team’s first day of training camp, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Eakin will sit out of Saturday’s practice, but the injury is “not expected to be serious.” He joins a growing number of key players..." September 24

  • Anxious to see one of NHL's best duos back together on the ice? So is Tyler Seguin

    Sports Day "Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin have become the most explosive scoring duo in the NHL over the last three seasons, and a lot of fans would like to see them back on the ice together again. That group includes Seguin, who is out with a heel injury after missing games last spring with a partially..." September 23

  • Valeri Nichushkin to sign with CSKA in KHL

    Today's Slapshot "Reports are out that Valeri Nichushkin is leaving the Dallas Stars to pursue a two-year contract with CSKA of the Russian based KHL. Nichushkin, 21, has appeared in 166 NHL games with the Dallas Stars over the past three seasons. Recording 23 goals and 64 career NHL points in that time." September 20

  • Add Faksa to list of Dallas Stars injured at World Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s early, but so far, the Dallas Stars are likely the team grumbling the most about World Cup of Hockey injuries. Tyler Seguin‘s hairline fracture in his heel is clearly the main concern, yet he isn’t the only player to watch, as Radek Faksa is banged up as well. Faksa is considered..." September 19

  • Yikes, Tyler Seguin suffered a hairline fracture in his heel

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars provided bad news after Tyler Seguin underwent an MRI: the star forward suffered a hairline fracture in his heel. Stars GM Jim Nill didn’t provide a timetable for his recovery, stating that the team will re-evaluate Seguin in about one week. At the moment, this feels like..." September 17

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Team Canada GM provides clarity on Tyler Seguin injury

    Sportsnet "Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong provided an update on Tyler Seguin‘s injury that has forced him to miss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Armstrong said Wednesday morning on Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Dean Blundell & Co., that the Dallas Stars forward was injured during the first period..." September 14

  • Canada’s Seguin out for World Cup, replaced by Ryan O’Reilly

    Sportsnet "Canada’s Tyler Seguin is expected to miss the World Cup of Hockey due to injury, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “I’m starting to hear reports that Tyler Seguin has suffered what we believe might be a knee injury,” Kypreos said during the first intermission of a pre-tournament game..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Kris Russell In “Serious Discussions” With Eight Teams

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After Darren Dreger mentioned on TSN 1050 Tuesday that unrestricted free agent Kris Russell could still possibly be a fit for the Maple Leafs this season, he took to Twitter to clarify his stance, and the news he has about Russell as the season approaches. Dreger reports that the defenseman is in..." September 06

  • It sounds like Jiri Hudler had no interest in playing for Czech Republic at the World Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Czech Republic had to make a couple of more changes to its World Cup roster this weekend after Tomas Hertl and Radko Gudas had to back out of the tournament as they continue to recover from injuries. Replacing them will be a couple of KHL players, forward Michal Birner and defenseman Tomas..." September 05

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Which prospects would the Stars be open to trading?

    Sports Day "Which prospects do you see as most likely to leave in a possible trade? Heika: I think there is a chance that they have to move Jamie Oleksiak or Patrik Nemeth, simply for the fact that Honka will need a chance soon. The guess is another team will want a forward if the Stars are seeking a..." August 31

  • Why I think the Stars will have a new goalie in net by the time the playoffs begin

    Sports Day "Mike Heika recently held a chat to talk all things Dallas Stars. Here are some highlights: Question: The Jiri Hudler signing sure came out of nowhere, for fans, anyway. Many of us are hoping that it's part of a larger plan to bring a Vezina caliber goalie (cough, [Ben] Bishop) to the Stars. Is it..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Rich get richer: Dallas signs Hudler to one-year, $2 million deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s most dynamic offenses has gotten even better — per the Morning-News, the Dallas Stars have inked veteran winger Jiri Hudler to a one-year, $2 million pact. The confirmation comes after some loud, heavy rumblings that Dallas was in on the former 30-goal man. On Tuesday..." August 24

  • Logan Couture added to Team Canada for World Cup "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture was added to Team Canada's 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday. Couture replaces Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, who had core muscle surgery last month. Benn was expected to need six weeks to recover and should..." August 23

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Stars' Hamhuis looking to provide experience, 'sound' defense

    Sports Day "Dan Hamhuis is pretty familiar with Lindy Ruff, having played for the Stars coach on the gold medal Canadian team at the 2014 Olympics. But the veteran defenseman, who signed with Dallas as a free agent in July, said he does have one change he would like to make in his relationship with his new..." August 20

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09