Stars Rumors & News

  • Dallas Stars Activate Forward Valeri Nichushkin from I.R., Loaned To Texas On Conditioning Assignment "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has activated forward Valeri Nichushkin from injured reserve and assigned him to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), on a conditioning assignment. " October 31

  • Stars send Curtis McKenzie back to the AHL

    Dallas Morning News "This is presumably to get him playing. He’s been a healthy scratch lately. It could also mean that Valeri Nichushkin is close to ready. Here is the press release: FRISCO, Texas -Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned left wing Curtis McKenzie to..." October 29

  • Tarasenko's hat-trick completing goal gives Blues OT win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have noted that last season the team had very little adversity up until the very end, when everyone seemed to get hurt. This season the adversity has been coming earlier. The team already is without center Paul Stastny, who has an injured shoulder but is making progress toward..." October 29

  • Dallas GM Jim Nill sees future in the Stars: 'There's a time for everything'

    Yahoo! Sports "Look at the bold moves Jim Nill has made as the Dallas Stars’ general manager – Sergei Gonchar, Lindy Ruff, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky – and you see only part of the picture. “I was close to making some moves last year,” Nill told Yahoo Sports recently, “and it was a good thing I..." October 29

  • Frans Nielsen nets hat trick as Islanders outgun Stars

    New York Post "This is supposed to be a new Islanders team, thanks to a slew of offseason acquisitions and money spent by the notoriously stingy organization. For the most part during the early part of this season, the Islanders have looked the part and that continued on Saturday, when they won their second..." October 26

  • Devils force shootout, but Stars leave New Jersey with 3-2 victory

    Dallas Morning News "Once Dallas got New Jersey to a shootout, it was all over for the Devils. Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in the tiebreaker, and Dallas beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils' NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight. Star goaltender Kari Lehtonen finished with 25..." October 25

  • Jokipakka to make NHL debut, Stars go back to superline

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars on Friday went back to the lines they used Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Vancouver and also practiced Jyrki Jokipakka on the third pair. That means Jokipakka will make his NHL debut tonight, and that the Devils could get a dose of Jamie Benn-Jason Spezza-Tyler Seguin. “We want them to..." October 24

  • Stars' offense erupts for six goals in 6-3 win against Vancouver

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Kari Lehtonen, Stars - Forty-three saves put the game away. 2. Erik Cole, Stars - Team needed depth scoring, and he provided it. 3. Ryan Garbutt, Stars - Goal, assist. Save of the Game Kari Lehtonen once again derailed a breakaway, and this one could have changed the..." October 22

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Patrik Nemeth out for regular season with arm laceration.

  • Claude Giroux's OT heroics give Flyers win over Stars

    CSN Philly "They had given up a pair of goals in the final 1:27 of the second period, which turned a 2-2 game into a 4-2 Stars' lead going into the second intermission. For the Flyers, it seemed like another loss in the making. “We had played a pretty good game and then a questionable call and they..." October 19

  • Ruff: Stars played 'stupid,' 'garbage hockey' in overtime loss to Flyers

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars lost defenseman Patrik Nemeth for a “good period of time” after a skate cut his arm Saturday, and will now have to adjust their defense — the area of their game that has been most under the microscope the last two seasons. But coach Lindy Ruff said his more immediate concern after a..." October 19

  • Curtis McKenzie to make NHL debut tonight

    Dallas Morning News "Curtis McKenzie was told on Friday that he would make his NHL debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers, so he got right on the phone and called up his parents and grand parents. He put them all on planes from Calgary and Vancouver to come to Dallas and they (along with two friends from..." October 18

  • Kari Lehtonen struggles, but breakaway save helps push Stars to win over Blue Jackets

    Dallas Morning News "Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin saw the release of a trick shot video by Dude Perfect Monday, and they filmed the perfect encore Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. Benn had a goal, three assists and a fight, while Seguin tallied three goals in a 4-2 win over Columbus. Not bad for a couple of guys who..." October 15

  • Stars rule out Nichushkin, recall AHL Rookie of the Year McKenzie

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Stars swapped out wingers on Tuesday, leaving Valeri Nichushkin (groin/hip) in Dallas for tonight’s game against Columbus while recalling Curtis McKenzie from AHL Texas. Nichushkin, 19, was hampered by the injury for his first two games of the season, reflected in his numbers — no goals, no..." October 14

  • ‘Our top guys have struggled,’ says Dallas coach Ruff

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars — a chic Cup contender pick after their ballyhooed offseason — are off to an 0-1-1 start to the year and, to hear head coach Lindy Ruff explain it, the lack of wins correlates to the play of their best players. “I think our top guys have struggled, and it’s probably hurt us..." October 13

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Val Nichushkin leaves practice early today. Groin/hip pointer thing that has bothered him. Wouldn't surprise me if he's out Tuesday.

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    Dallas Stars @DallasStars

    #Stars recall forward Curtis McKenzie (@muckbro16) from @TexasStars. READ:

  • Benn: Stars have ‘no excuses’ after drubbing by Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars might have lost their season-opener against Chicago, but they gave the Blackhawks all they could handle. Perhaps that explains Jamie Benn‘s disappointed reaction after the Nashville Predators overwhelmed his team 4-1 on Saturday. Benn admitted that he was part of the problem,..." October 12

  • Predators beat Stars for second win

    Tennessean "The Predators found a way to finish for the second straight game. Paul Gaustad and Eric Nystrom scored 81 seconds apart midway through the third period to give the Predators a 4-1 victory over Dallas on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. "It's something where we don't want to start from..." October 12

  • Crawford shines in Blackhawks' shootout winner over Stars

    CSN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks entered the season opener with altered third and fourth lines and defensive pairs because of injuries or trades. Couple that with too many penalties and a shortened bench due to them, and it can be quite the predicament. It’s at times like that when you need a big..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • After a year of 'flying blind,' Stars have identity in season No. 2 of Nill, Ruff era

    Dallas Morning News "As much as Jim Nill and Lindy Ruff were able to change a great deal of culture in the Stars last season — ending a five-year playoff drought — the transition to Victory Green took a lot more work than just pulling on new sweaters. Now, with a year under their belt, and a focus honed by..." October 05

  • Stars back-up goalie problem jumps off page in cold, hard numbers

    Dallas Morning News "We all know the Stars have had a problem with the back-up goalie position. Just watching Andrew Raycroft, Richard Bachman, Cristopher Nilstorp, Dan Ellis, and Tim Thomas struggle through some simply awful games creates a vivid image that Kari Lehtonen is working way too hard. Lehtonen last..." October 04

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Further to @Real_ESPNLeBrun. Brenden Dillon signs 1 year, $1.25 mil deal with Stars.

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Sergei Gonchar out 3-5 weeks with fracture in ankle according to Jim Nill.

  • Report: Stars turn down Brenden Dillon's latest contract offer

    Dallas Morning News "The agent for defenseman Brenden Dillon said he made a two-year offer for $1.9 million a season on Tuesday and was turned down by the Stars, creating a situation where negotiations might have to “go back to the drawing board.” Frisco-based agent Jarrett Bousquet said he has been discussing..." October 01

  • Spezza wants to ‘get comfortable’ before talking contract with Stars

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Stars GM Jim Nill landed prized center Jason Spezza in an offseason trade with Ottawa, he expressed optimism that a contract extension would be forthcoming. So far, though, no extension has been signed and Spezza, 31, remains a pending unrestricted free agent. So…what’s going..." September 30

  • Cody Eakin Agrees to 2-year, $3.8 Million Contract With Dallas Stars

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars have agreed to a new two-year, $3.8 million contract with RFA center Cody Eakin, who now signs in plenty of time to be ready and able to play in the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. The deal will pay Eakin $1.5 million in 2014-15 and then $2.3 million next season..." September 30

  • Could skilled defenseman John Klingberg make the Dallas Stars opening roster?

    Dallas Morning News "John Klingberg made use of his obvious skill to execute a subtle play Saturday in the Stars’ intrasquad scrimmage. The slick defenseman dribbled the puck off the boards near the right point and maneuvered around two opponents to push possession safely into the corner of the offensive zone and..." September 21

  • Val Nichushkin nursing groin injury

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars opened training camp at Fort Worth Convention Center Friday with a morning practice session followed by a lively scrimmage. Group A had the practice session, and the big news was that winger Valeri Nichushkin left late in the session with a sore groin. Stars coach Lindy Ruff said..." September 20

  • Stars GM Jim Nill showing patience with unsigned Cody Eakin, Brenden Dillon thanks to organization's depth

    Dallas Morning News "Since he became general manager in 2013, Jim Nill has been very clear about his approach to the Stars. He wanted to build a culture of winning, he identified areas of need and added key centers, and he helped build depth and cultivate the youth of the organization. And now, with training camp..." September 19

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Brett Ritchie suffered a finger injury, not expected to play rest of tournament. Going Dallas to have it checked out as precaution.

  • Modano thinks Seguin will top his career-high 93 points

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy to say that Mike Modano can be proud of the career he had. On Nov. 17, he will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside a trio of other greats from his era in Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, and Rob Blake. But when Modano looks at Tyler Seguin, he sees a player that is..." September 07

  • Stars GM on signing Jason Spezza to an extension: 'I think it's going to happen'

    Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill held an "Ask the GM" segment on the Stars official website earlier this month. Here are some highlights from the interview. On if the team is a Stanley Cup contender: “Stanley Cup contending teams are teams that make the playoffs. The NHL has changed. The parity in the..." August 19

  • Should Dallas be worried about its ‘Zoolander’ defense?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars revamped their offense and have No. 1 goalie Kari Lehtonen locked up for some time, which only seems to shine a brighter light on what’s believed to be their biggest weakness: team defense. The Stars front office seems confident that they’ll improve from within after a quiet..." August 16

  • Stars putting their hopes in Lehtonen

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars have high aspirations for this season, but whether or not they can actually succeed in being a serious Stanley Cup contender will be largely dependent on their goaltending. The Stars defense doesn’t look like a Cup-caliber group, so they’ll need goaltender Kari Lehtonen to help..." August 09

  • Bar has been set high for Nichushkin

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill acquired Tyler Seguin, he was giving the team one of the best young duos in hockey. Seguin and Jamie Benn combined to score 71 goals and 163 points in their first season together. More often than not, rookie Valeri Nichushkin was playing alongside them and while he..." August 09

  • Stars owner guilty of breaking environmental laws in Canada

    Kamploops This Week "Tom Gaglardi broke federal environmental laws while renovating his waterfront Kamloops Lake vacation home in 2010, a judge has ruled. The 47-year-old owner of the Kamloops Blazers and the NHL’s Dallas Stars, who is also the head of Northland Properties, was found guilty in Kamloops provincial..." August 09

  • Stars are ‘way less unprofitable’ than they used to be

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s no question the Dallas Stars are on their way back to respectability when it comes to their on-ice performance. After five straight missed postseasons, they finally made it back to the playoffs in 2013-14. And with Jason Spezza on board for 2014-15, some believe they’ve become legitimate..." August 08

  • Stars GM Jim Nill big on using advanced statistics "If you're an avid follower of hockey pundits on Twitter, or just the game in general, you probably know that hardly a day goes by without an impassioned debate regarding the validity and use of advanced statistics. It's not unlike the debate that flooded baseball over decades culminating in the..." August 01

  • Dallas Stars Re-Sign Forward Scott Glennie "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that forward Scott Glennie has been re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Glennie, 23, concluded his third full season with the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the..." August 01

  • Former NHLer confesses to robbing two banks in Quebec

    CJAD "A former NHL player has been sent to prison for 30 months after confessing to a pair of bank robberies on the South Shore. 39-year old Patrick Cote caught the eye of police in May when the car he was driving broke down in Candiac. When the patrol officers realized the car had been reported..." July 23

  • Dallas Stars Agree To Terms With Forward Antoine Roussel "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Antoine Roussel on a four-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Roussel, 24, concluded his second season with the Dallas Stars, earning career highs during the..." July 22

  • Roussel, Stars set arbitration targets

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are going to hope forward Antoine Roussel isn’t as much of an agitator in the court room as he is on the ice. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports Roussel has asked for $2.35 million in arbitration and the Stars have countered with $1.15 million. The 24-year-old Frenchman is..." July 20

  • Stars sign top draft pick Honka to 3-year contract

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Defenseman Julius Honka signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, the team announced Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 18-year-old Honka was the Stars’ first-round pick, 14th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft. He had 56 points (16 goals, 40 assists) in 62..." July 16

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #stars signed their 1st pick in 2014 Julius Honka. ELS contract. 3 years at $925 000 (2 way) #tvasports

  • Stars prospect Shore explains choosing NCAA over juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "During his days as a 16-year-old in the OJHL, Dallas Stars prospect Devin Shore felt like he was being overpowered by more physically mature opponents. That was one of the driving forces behind his decision to taking the slower development route of playing in the NCAA rather than continuing his..." July 13

  • Peverley upbeat about recovery, but future’s still uncertain "It was March 10 when Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during the first period of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center and was rushed to a hospital for treatment of what doctors described as a cardiac event. Thursday, four months after the..." July 13

  • Dallas Stars Re-Sign Cameron Gaunce to a One-Year Contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaunce, 24, skated in nine regular-season games with Dallas this season, posting nine shots, seven penalty..." July 12