Stars Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Seguin 'feeling great' ahead of World Cup

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin was helping out at the Dallas Stars Hockey Academy and spoke with the media Saturday. Here's the transcript, courtesy of Steve Hunt of On if he enjoys coming out to events like this "Yeah, it's actually kind of a workout. We're flying around for two hours, so yeah, it's..." August 06

  • Kris Russell waiting for teams to clear cap space

    The Score "Kris Russell is playing the waiting game. The unrestricted free-agent defenseman is waiting for prospective teams to clear salary cap space before signing a new contract, reports Darren Dreger of TSN." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Benn aiming to return from injury ahead of World Cup

    The Score "Jamie Benn has one thing on his mind as he continues to nurse a core muscle injury, the World Cup of Hockey. The Dallas Stars forward is two weeks removed from surgery to repair the injury and as he progresses, Benn admits his main focus is being well enough to play for Team Canada. "As of..." July 31

  • With Stars defensive youth movement coming, Jordie Benn becomes team's insurance policy

    Sports Day "Question: I'm not sure why Dallas brought back Jordie. He's cheap, but I don't like him too much. What do you make of the re-signing? Gosselin: Jordie becomes an insurance policy. He's a veteran hand who can step in when needed. I doubt he's in the top 6 defensemen at the start of the season...." July 31

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • The praise for Jamie Benn's new contract is well-deserved

    SB Nation "Dallas pundits are lauding Jamie Benn's new deal as one of the best in DFW sports. It's hard to argue against that, but it's only excellent in context. If John Klingberg hadn't been locked up for pennies (seriously, seven years for $4.25 million per year is a steal) then the Stars might've had to..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Stars GM: Seguin should be ready for World Cup after calf injury

    The Score "Amid a Jamie Benn-centric Friday for the Dallas Stars, general manager Jim Nill offered an update on the team's other superstar forward. Center Tyler Seguin, who was limited to just one of his team's 13 playoff games this past spring due to a calf injury, is expected to be fully recovered in..." July 17

  • Stars GM on Benn: ‘He’s in the prime of his career’

    Sportsnet "Jamie Benn may have just become one of the richest players in the NHL, but he also saved his organization a year-long headache. On Friday, Benn signed a massive eight-year, $76-million contract extension with the Dallas Stars, removing him from 2017’s free agent pool and sparing the team the..." July 16

  • Stars sign Benn to 8-year, $76M contract extension

    USA Today "Dallas forward Jamie Benn has signed an eight-year extension with the team, the Stars announced Friday. The contract is worth $76 million and has an average annual value of $9.5 million, making Benn among the game's highest-earning stars. The Stars' captain has been one of the best players..." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Jamie Benn Has Offseason Surgery, Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

    Defending Big D "Last summer, Jamie Benn underwent double hip surgery to repair injuries he had played through all season long. That was the same season in which he won the Art Ross Trophy for scoring the most points in the league. On two bum hips. In a season in which he played 82 games. The Dallas Stars..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Jamie Oleksiak inks extension with Stars

    Today's Slapshot "Former first-round pick defenseman Jamie Oleksiak didn’t have the best 2015-16 season, putting up just two assists and playing in just 19 NHL games last year for the Dallas Stars. Despite this, though, the Central Division club has decided to bring him back for at least one more year. Per..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Talented forward Devin Shore looks to make a major comeback following last year's minor setback

    Sports Day "Devin Shore isn't about to let a little thing like shoulder surgery stand in the way of his NHL dream. So the versatile forward is working hard to bounce back from missing half of last season and said he even wants to make the injury a positive if he can. "I really just want to make the best..." July 10

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Want the Stars to trade for Fleury? Why I think that might not be a good idea

    Sports Day "Question: What is your opinion about how much the NHL got for the new Las Vegas team? Did they overpay? I read on Deadspin that Quebec City already has a new arena built for the team they did not get. How long before they get a team to occupy it? Heika: I think it is an overpay, but the..." July 07