Stars Rumors & News

  • Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars Shut Out Vancouver Canucks 2-0

    Defending Big D "Lehtonen came up huge early and came up huge often, stopping all 27 shots that he faced along the way It wasn't always pretty, but in a lot of ways it was exactly the type of win that the Dallas Stars needed. Kari Lehtonen recorded a 27-save shutout, Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel..." December 18

  • Tyler Seguin licks his glove, appears to flip off Vancouver player

    Dallas Morning News "There’s little doubt that Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin is one of the smoothest players in the National Hockey League. Leading the league in scoring, Seguin has dazzled this season. But on Wednesday as the Stars were taking on the Vancouver Canucks, Seguin was slightly less sneaky making a..." December 18

  • Stars' owner completes purchase of AHL affiliate

    The Score "Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi - the team's billionaire owner - knows a thing or two about consolidating businesses and vertical integration. The Canadian businessman completed the purchase of the Cedar Park, Tex. based Texas Stars on Wednesday. An American Hockey League team, Texas was..." December 17

  • Matt Cooke returns to practice for Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It didn’t take Matt Cooke long to make his presence felt. Out the past 20 games with a hip flexor injury, Cooke finally returned to Wild practice at Xcel Energy Center Monday. He won’t travel to Chicago for Tuesday’s game, he won’t play Wednesday vs. Boston. But he could return Saturday vs...." December 15

  • Anders Lindback should start one of next two games, Ruff likely to stay with Saturday lines and pairs

    Dallas Morning News "Goalie Anders Lindback had a nice five-game run in the AHL, so he was recalled Sunday, was back at practice Monday and could be back as a starter as soon as Wednesday. Stars coach Lindy Ruff said that because the purpose of sending Lindback to the Texas Stars was to get his game up and running..." December 15

  • Stars owner fined $140K for lake pollution "The owner of two hockey teams including the Dallas Stars has been fined $140,000 for polluting a lake during renovations of his vacation property in Kamloops, B.C. Tom Gaglardi, 47, was found guilty of two counts of harmful alteration of a fish habitat for work done in 2010. Gaglardi also..." December 12

  • Stars' Ryan Garbutt suspended 3 games for slew-footing "The NHL announced on Thursday that Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended three games for a slew-footing incident that took place in their 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Garbutt, who is considered a repeat offender by the NHL, will lose $65,853.66 in salary as a..." December 11

  • Jets' Lowry busts loose in win over Stars

    Winnipeg Free Press "With Dustin Byfuglien moving from forward to defence in the past week and Evander Kane taking a seat in the press box Tuesday night as he began to serve a two-game suspension, the Winnipeg Jets needed someone other than the usual suspects to step up with some offensive production. Well, come on..." December 10

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Lindy Ruff said Patrick Eaves (ankle) will be out in the 4 to 8 week range. The injury did not require surgery.

  • Detroit 5, Dallas 2: Wings shine in 'bounce back' game

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings returned to their productive ways, restoring order to their week. Two nights after an outing described as brutal by their coach, they built a good lead, and then rebuilt it, to earn a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. "Huge for us get a good..." December 05

  • Maple Leafs beat Stars, win fourth straight at ACC

    Toronto Sun "This time, Nazem Kadri’s first-star effort wasn’t sealed with a kiss. But if the enigmatic centre can rekindle the on-ice chemistry he exhibited with Joffrey Lupul a couple of seasons ago, Don Cherry might be puckering up and getting ready to give him another smooch on national TV. Indeed,..." December 03

  • Avs skate past Stars

    Denver Post "First, Matt Duchene was plowed into the boards and nearly injured. Then he got no power-play time after the hit. After that, Duchene played mad — and the Avalanche was the benefactor. Coach Patrick Roy sent a few messages to certain players, Duchene included, by withholding some of their ice..." November 30

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Lindy Ruff said Jordie Benn will be back in the lineup tonight vs. Colorado.

  • Lead evaporates against Stars but Scandella saves Wild in overtime

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As Darcy Kuemper tried to recover from a shocking end to the second period Friday night that saw a Wild 3-0 lead crumble in minutes for a third time this season, the goaltender kept one eye on the locker-room door half-expecting goalie coach Bob Mason to walk in with the hook. But as Kuemper —..." November 29

  • Garbutt suspended two games for ‘reckless’ knee-on-knee hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended two games for kneeing Edmonton’s Taylor Hall, the NHL announced on Thursday. The incident occurred midway during the third period of Dallas’ 3-2 win on Tuesday night. Garbutt was whistled for a two-minute tripping penalty; Hall wasn’t injured and..." November 28

  • Dallas Stars Edge Edmonton Oilers 3-2

    Defending Big D "The old hockey adage goes that your best players have to be your best players, and that's exactly what happened for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Tyler Seguin scored two goals, John Klingberg had a goal and an assist, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 out of 37 shots as the Stars dropped the..." November 26

  • Benn's 2 1st-period goals lift Stars over Kings

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jamie Benn got the Dallas Stars started early, and Kari Lehtonen shut down the Los Angeles Kings late. Benn scored two first-period goals to help Dallas take a four-goal lead. Lehtonen saved 16 of 17 shots in the third period, allowing the Stars to hold on and beat the Kings 5-4 on Saturday..." November 23

  • Stars trade Brenden Dillon for San Jose’s Jason Demers as defensive moves continue

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick in 2016. Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third..." November 23

  • Jason Spezza extended 4 years

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Friday. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, a source told on Friday. "Jason is a world-class player and his commitment to the organization is a reflection..." November 22

  • Three-Goal Third Powers Dallas Stars to 3-1 Win Over Phoenix Coyotes

    Defending Big D "Scoring first- Against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, and against the Carolina Hurricanes, hadn't been working for the Dallas Stars as their protracted home woes continued into the holiday season. Thursday they tried it the other way around: It was the visitors that put the Stars down early..." November 21

  • What's wrong with the Dallas Stars, and can it be fixed this season? "The Dallas Stars were a popular pick to take a big step forward in the Western Conference this season following an offseason where they acquired the recently extended Jason Spezza -- the second time in as many years that they acquired a top-line center in a trade -- and added Ales Hemsky as a free..." November 21

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Ryan Garbutt expected to miss a week with upper body injury.

  • Carolina scores five straight goals and win in Dallas

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but then scored five consecutive goals and held on to beat the Dallas Stars, 6-4 on Tuesday night at the America Airlines Center. Eric Staal had two goals and an assist and was named player of the game by his teammates. The Stars..." November 19

  • Blackhawks defeat Stars thanks to explosive third period

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane talked about lining up with Brad Richards again after Saturday’s practice, something the Blackhawks had tried early in training camp before trying other combinations. “He’s been wanting it for a while, waiting for that chance. No better time than his 1,000th game,” Kane said of..." November 17

  • Captain has to find his game, Hemsky could go straight to top line

    Dallas Morning News "Neither team will skate this morning with the 6 p.m. start, so let’s use this as our morning skate update. The Stars are a frustrated bunch right now. They fix one area of the team, and then another springs a leak. It’s been an odd season. Maybe most odd has been the play of captain Jamie..." November 16

  • Wild wins a rare road victory over Dallas in matinee matchup

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s a bunch of party poopers. During a Saturday matinee at American Airlines Center, the Wild said to the 17,543 fans in attendance starving for a late lunch, “No tacos for you!” All the Dallas Stars had to do was score one measly third-period goal for fans to get free tacos, but Darcy..." November 16

  • Stars F Valeri Nichushkin out 4 months after hip surgery "It's been a disappointing start to the 2014-15 season for the Dallas Stars, and they suffered another tough break on Saturday when the team announced that winger Valeri Nichushkin will miss four months due to hip surgery. Nichushkin, 19, has been banged up for most of the season and has been..." November 16

  • Roster shuffling works as Stars beat defending champion Kings 2-0

    Dallas Morning News "Lindy Ruff wasn’t about to stand pat. The Stars were coming off their first win in eight games Tuesday in Arizona, but the Stars coach shuffled just about everything to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings Thursday. Ruff reassembled the Super Line of Jamie Benn-Jason..." November 14

  • Stars halt losing streak, escape Arizona with 4-3 win against Coyotes

    Dallas Morning News "Coyotes: Stars defenseman Jordie Benn cleared the puck up the middle of the ice in his own zone, and it landed on the stick of Arizona defenseman Connor Murphy. Murphy then blasted a shot past Kari Lehtonen from distance at the 1:42 mark of the first period. Coyotes 1, Stars 0. Coyotes: Joe..." November 12

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Cody Eakin is very close, but won't play tonight. Travis Moen could be here Wednesday as might be a possibility for Thursday at LA.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The Stars retain eight percent of Gonchar's salary in the trade

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Stars acquire left wing Travis Moen from Montreal in exchange for defenceman Sergei Gonchar.

  • Stars GM Jim Nill, owner Tom Gaglardi, say patience and hard work will get team out of slump

    Dallas Morning News "Jim Nill is a big fan of delegating responsibility. The players have to play, the coaches have to coach, and the managers have to manage. And with the Stars in an 0-5-2 slump, that’s important to remember for the Stars general manager. “I think we all have to work on doing our job better,..." November 11

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Dallas F Antoine Roussel fined $5,376.34 (maximum under CBA) for punching an unsuspecting opponent, San Jose D Justin Braun.

  • Sharks storm back to shock fragile Stars

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks picked a good time to exorcise their third period demons. After giving up several third period leads this year, and generally not playing very well late in games, San Jose exploded for four goals in the final frame against the Stars on Saturday night, turning a 3-1 deficit into a..." November 09

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Dallas F Antoine Roussel will have a hearing tomorrow for a sucker-punch to San Jose D Justin Braun.

  • Sharks unhappy with Roussel's late antics

    CSN Bay Area "Antoine Roussel’s running over of goalie Alex Stalock and subsequent sucker punch to the face of Justin Braun late in the Sharks’ 5-3 win over Dallas didn’t sit well with Todd McLellan after the game. “What disappoints me is when a guy (Braun) is vulnerable and being held and he gets punched...." November 09

  • Predators find power play, beat Stars

    Tennessean "The Predators have been patiently waiting for the power play to break through. It did during the Predators' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars Thursday night at American Airlines Center. Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg each scored power-play goals in the second period, and Matt Cullen broke the..." November 07

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    Dallas Stars @DallasStars

    INJURY UPDATE: Cody Eakin is out for tonight's game with an upper body injury.

  • Kings down Stars, 3-1, earn first road victory of season

    Jewels From The Crown "After a few miserable showings on the road, the Los Angeles Kings finally got what they were looking for. (No, not rocket skates for Matt Greene and Robyn Regehr... though both earned plaudits tonight.) The bottom six came through with three goals to propel the struggling Kings to a 3-1 win over..." November 05

  • Sean Avery has meltdown days before off-Broadway debut

    Page Six "Former NY Ranger Sean Avery had a Shia LaBeouf-style meltdown on the set of his off-Broadway play “Negative Is Positive” and quit two days before it was due to open, after a stage manager politely offered him pizza. “He’s a playwright’s worst nightmare,” said “Negative” author Christy..." November 05

  • Stars Gonchar expected to play Tuesday vs. Kings

    The Score "The Dallas Stars' iffy blue-line group will get a minor boost on Tuesday night with veteran offensive defenseman Sergei Gonchar expected to return to the lineup. Gonchar took line rushes on Tuesday morning alongside 6-foot-7, 21-year-old defender Jamie Oleksiak, and seems likely to log limited..." November 04

  • Vanek scores — on the power play — to spark Wild's victory over Stars

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nov. 1, history was made. After the Wild’s power play and Thomas Vanek both went 0-for-October, the Wild killed two birds with one stone Saturday night when Vanek’s first goal of the season was the Wild’s first power-play goal 23 days in. Late in the second period of a 4-1 win over the..." November 02

  • Thompson finds the sweet spot in Ducks' 2-1 overtime win over Stars

    Los Angeles Times "As Nate Thompson jumped off the bench in overtime Friday and saw Corey Perry take a pass from an onrushing Cam Fowler, Thompson didn't have to think about what to do. "Whenever he's getting the puck and he's going to shoot it your first instinct should be to go to the net," Thompson said...." November 01

  • 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