Stars Rumors & News

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Stars' Tyler Seguin out for at least first 2 games vs. Blues

    Dallas Morning News "Hockey, maybe more than any other sport, embraces the bunker mentality. They will fight you if you talk too much smack. They will fight you if you put a clean hit on one of their teammates. They will fight you if you so much as look at their goalie. So it's no surprise that these guys..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Stars edge Wild to advance to second round

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- For the Dallas Stars, the drama and the highs and lows, if they result in a playoff series win, are all part of the process. Dallas built a big lead Sunday afternoon and needed all of it to clinch its first-round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild. First-period..." April 24

  • Good chance Kari Lehtonen is in net for Game 6 vs. Wild, other Stars notes

    Sports Day "Stars coach Lindy Ruff did not announce his starting goalie for Game 6, but there's a good chance that Kari Lehtonen is back in net after Antti Niemi allowed five goals on 24 shots in Game 5. The two goalies have been used almost equally this season, and Ruff said he is comfortable with..." April 24

  • No, Stars aren’t expecting Seguin back for Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are once again attempting to close out the Minnesota Wild, and in another repeat occurrence, they’ll be doing so without Tyler Seguin. The report is that Seguin remains day-to-day and will not be available for Game 6, according to Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge." April 24

  • Koivu, Wild stay alive with OT win in Dallas

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Minnesota Wild wanted a chance to send their first-round series with the Dallas Stars back to the Twin Cities for Game 6 on Sunday. And thanks to captain Mikko Koivu scoring the game-tying goal late in regulation and then delivering the game-winner early in overtime, the Wild,..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • New details about Stars forward Tyler Seguin's mysterious injury

    Dallas Morning News "Stars center Tyler Seguin has not skated since suffering an injury in Game 2, but still is listed as day to day with a lower body injury that is different than, but related to, the partially severed Achilles tendon in his right leg he suffered March 17. “He’s day to day with a lower body..." April 23

  • It took until Game 4, but defenseman Jason Demers (shoulder) is starting to play like his old self

    Sports Day "Stars defenseman Jason Demers hurried back from a shoulder injury he suffered in early March to play in the last game of the regular season and has struggled in his return. The veteran defenseman seemed behind the speed of the game or simply unsure of his decisions in the first three games of..." April 22

  • Stars edge Wild, move to brink of advancing

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- As was the case so often in the regular season, the Dallas Stars found a way to make the best of a tough situation, and they are close to advancing in the postseason as a result. Jason Spezza scored a goal and assisted on another in the second period as the Stars..." April 21

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Tyler Seguin update: Still rehabbing; out for Game 5.

  • 8d
    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Antti Niemi is first off the ice and looks like your starter for Game 4.

  • 8d
    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Stars GM Jim Nill said Tyler Seguin (lower body) is resting in Dallas. Has not skated yet. Still day to day. Obviously out for Game 4.

  • Wild rally to defeat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- One game later than expected, the addition of Erik Haula to the Minnesota Wild lineup was a difference-maker. Haula started the game at center and had a goal and an assist as Minnesota rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Monday in Game..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Here's Lindy Ruff talking about the status of Tyler Seguin, who is out for tonight's game vs. the Wild. pic.twitter.com/LBRED2Ewsv

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    According to GM Jim Nill, Tyler Seguin is day to day with an injury related to the Achilles. Kris Russell is ill.

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Wild goalie Dubnyk sounds off on controversial call

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Never mind Jamie Benn’s finishing touch, Jason Spezza’s precision shooting, Kari Lehtonen’s timely saves or the tumbling puck the NHL’s Warren Commission legitimized to help vanquish the Wild again Saturday night. If you want to quantify and encapsulate the Stars’ superiority in this Western..." April 17

  • Tyler Seguin says he’s good to go, but does Lindy Ruff agree?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We still don’t know if Tyler Seguin will suit up in Game 2 against the Wild on Saturday night, but based on the team’s morning skate, it looks like he could sit out again. Seguin was on the ice during the morning on-ice session, which is good. The only problem is that he didn’t skate on any..." April 16

  • Stars dominate Wild in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars needed two of their bigger names to step up to open the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And in Game 1 of their Western Conference first round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Thursday, three players did so in a big way. Captain Jamie..." April 15

  • If Seguin returns, Nichushkin could sit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Valeri Nichushkin might not be in the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday, and that says more about the Dallas Stars’ depth than the 21-year-old forward’s play. After a commanding 4-0 victory over Minnesota Thursday night, the Stars might get Tyler Seguin back on Saturday. That’s not confirmed, but..." April 15

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    Ruff said Tyler Seguin, "definitely" in for Game 2. Out Game 1. "He's just real close," Ruff said. #MNWild

  • Tyler Seguin Ruled Out For Game 1

    The Hockey Writers "Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff has confirmed that Tyler Seguin will not play in Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. Ruff said that Seguin is “real close” and will “definitely” play in Game 2. Seguin has been sidelined since March 17 with a cut Achilles that he shared on Twitter for..." April 14

  • Tyler Seguin update: Forward is cleared to play, but coaches will make decision on Thursday

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin jumped into regular line rushes at practice Wednesday and was declared available to play in Game 1 Thursday of the Stars' first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild (8:30p.m.on FSSW). But that doesn't mean the forward who has missed 10 games with an Achilles injury will..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Lindy Ruff: Seguin looked good, but still too early to decide for Game 1.

  • Stars clinch top spot in West

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Jason Spezza only scored 17 goals for the Dallas Stars last season, his first in Dallas. However, with his seventh career hat trick in a 3-2 win against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night at American Airlines Center, Spezza has almost doubled his total from last season with 33..." April 09

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Demers will be available to play tomorrow. Spezza and Eaves, too. Decision on if they're in will be made tomorrow.

  • Stars beat Avalanche, inch closer to West's top spot

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars didn't clinch the Central Division or the top spot in the Western Conference with a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at American Airlines Center, but they did take a step in that direction. Colton Sceviour scored the eventual game-winning goal..." April 08

  • Stars first-rounder Dickinson will debut tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Although not under ideal circumstances, the Dallas Stars will show off an important piece of their future tonight even as they work towards far more immediate goals. The Dallas Stars announced that Jason Dickinson has been summoned on an emergency basis. The squad is adding an extra forward..." April 07

  • 'Too early' to say if Seguin will play Game 1

    TSN "Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff is unsure whether forward Tyler Seguin will be ready to play when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin next week. "I don't know," Ruff told the team's website Wednesday when asked if Game 1 was a realistic timeline for the centre. "It's too early for me to even..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Short-handed goals propel Ducks over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two mistakes that resulted in two short-handed goals cost the Dallas Stars a chance to secure the best record in the Western Conference, and put the Anaheim Ducks into first place in their division with four games to play. Nate Thompson and Ryan Kesler scored short-handed..." April 04

  • 700 club: Ruff becomes 5th coach in history to reach wins milestone

    The Score "Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff reached a significant milestone with Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Kings." April 03

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Ruff said Tyler Seguin could start skating Sunday or Monday. Ruff said it is doubtful Seguin will play before regular season ends.

  • Stars officially eliminate Coyotes, Benn hits milestone

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Much like Mike Modano was during his long, successful run with the Dallas Stars, current captain Jamie Benn is the face of the franchise. On Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes, Benn scored his 40th goal of the season and Antti Niemi stopped 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 win. Benn..." April 01

  • Jamie Benn deserves the Hart Trophy

    SI "Benn reached the 40-goal plateau for the first time in his career with a second-period tally in the Stars’ 4–1 win over the Coyotes on Thursday night. He now ranks second in the NHL in goals behind Washington's Alex Ovechkin (44) and is the first 40-goal scorer for the Stars since Mike Modano had..." April 01

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Benn scores twice as Stars top Predators

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The goal for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday was to carry the momentum from a 2-1-0 road trip. Thanks to two goals from Jamie Benn, two assists from Alex Goligoski, and Kari Lehtonen stopping 28 of 30 shots, the Stars defeated the Nashville Predators 5-2 at American Airlines..." March 30

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Brett Ritchie didn't skate Monday. Dealing with lower body injury. Kris Russell is ready to come back on defense from injury.

  • Niemi helps Stars defeat Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A return to his former hockey home helped Dallas Stars goaltender Antti Niemi get back on track Saturday at SAP Center. Niemi made 34 saves, Mattias Janmark scored two goals, and the Stars held on for a 4-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks. Niemi, a former Shark,..." March 26

  • Hanzal powers Coyotes past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Net presence is one of the many assets Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal brings to the table. On Thursday against the Dallas Stars, that asset paid off in production. Hanzal had a pair of goals, including his first short-handed tally since Dec. 4, 2008, and goaltender..." March 25

  • Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Niklas Hansson To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Niklas Hansson to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2016-17 season. Hansson has also signed an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) for the remainder of the season with the Texas Stars, Dallas' top..." March 25

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Lindy Ruff said coach's decision to not play Kris Russell (lower body) tonight, so it looks like same defense as last game.