Stars Rumors & News

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Habs break out in third to beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have scored most of their goals this season in the third period, and it continued Tuesday night. Montreal scored three times in the final frame to skate away with a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher,..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Nikita Kucherov leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 26. FIRST STAR - NIKITA KUCHEROV, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Kucherov posted 5-2-7 in three games,..." March 27

  • Stars beat Devils in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- On Saturday night, the New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-1 home-ice loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Less than 24 hours later, the Dallas Stars avoided the same fate, rallying for a 2-1 overtime victory over the Devils at the..." March 26

  • Cracknell's hat trick help Stars rout Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Heading into this season, Adam Cracknell had scored 11 career goals across parts of his seven previous NHL seasons with four different teams. However, thanks to his first career hat trick that adds to his career-high total of 10 goals this year, Cracknell and Kari Lehtonen, who..." March 25

  • Patrick Sharp to have season-ending hip surgery Tuesday, earns Dallas' Masterton nomination

    Sports Day "Patrick Sharp will have hip surgery Tuesday, ending one of the toughest seasons of his career. But in battling through two concussions, hip pain, and his dad's fight with leukemia, Sharp has shown significant fortitude. The Dallas chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominates..." March 25

  • Blackhawks pull off shootout win over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane practiced a new shootout maneuver against backup goaltender Scott Darling during Thursday's morning skate. Kane crossed from left to right and paused in front of the crease before flipping a backhand shot. "It ended up working..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Lehtonen, Stars shut out Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Stars are on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention, but thanks to Curtis McKenzie, who scored the game's lone goal, and Kari Lehtonen, who stopped all 30 shots he faced, Dallas gave the home fans something to cheer about Monday. The Stars posted a 1-0 win over..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Mistakes cost the Stars again as they continue to drift away from a playoff spot

    Sports Day "The Stars and Flames were two of the most disappointing teams in the NHL in January. Calgary was floundering under new coach Glen Gulutzan, and the Stars were still trying to crawl out of the quicksand created by injuries to six forwards. But with both teams having every opportunity to make..." March 19

  • Back from illness, Elliott leads Flames past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Brian Elliott got back in his routine on Friday, won the battle with the flu and beat the Dallas Stars. The Flames goalie returned from his sick bed to make 24 saves and earn his 10th consecutive win as Calgary posted a 3-1 win. Elliott missed Calgary's loss to the..." March 18

  • Third-period goals lead Stars past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Tyler Seguin wanted to see more pride from his team Thursday night -- and he did. Seguin also displayed some pride of his own, scoring the winning goal to lead the Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. The Stars (28-32-10)..." March 17

  • Stars captain Jamie Benn hurt, but Dallas gets important win at Vancouver Thursday

    Sports Day "A trip to Rogers Arena has become an invigorating experience for the Starsin recent years. Dallas took a 4-2 win Thursday and is now 12-0-1 in its past 13 meetings with the Vancouver Canucks. But the journey was not without some bad news. Stars captain Jamie Benn suffered an upper body..." March 17

  • Seven Oilers score in victory over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers didn't mind spreading the offense around on Tuesday. Seven players made the scoresheet with goals for the Edmonton Oilers as they finally got some traction going during their eight-game homestand with a 7-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. Connor..." March 15

  • Stars agree to terms with college FA defender Bayreuther

    Fanrag Sports "Now that St. Lawrence’s season on the ice is over, one prospect from the club is expected to ink a deal with the Stars. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, defenseman Gavin Bayreuther is expected to sign with Dallas, the announcement slated for Wednesday, March 15. TSN’s Bob Mackenzie..." March 15

  • Decision Down To Buffalo Or Dallas For Gavin Bayreuther

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, one of the top college free agents has whittled his list down to two. Gavin Bayreuther of St. Lawrence University will decide between Buffalo and Dallas either tonight or tomorrow. The young Bayreuther was listed first by our own Brian La Rose in our look at the..." March 14

  • Sharks stroll past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski couldn't remember the last time he scored a short-handed goal. No one will forget the one the San Jose captain scored Sunday, though, as it proved to be a back-breaker for the Dallas Stars. Pavelski scored twice and Aaron Dell continued his backup goaltending..." March 13

  • Dallas Stars Sign Curtis McKenzie To $700k, 1-Year Extension

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The Dallas Stars have signed forward Curtis McKenzie to a $700,000, one-year contract extension. McKenzie has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 43 games in his first full NHL season. The 26-year-old shares third on the team with a plus-seven rating and ranks fourth with 87 hits." March 10

  • Sens top Stars for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Viktor Stalberg has played just four games for the Ottawa Senators since coming over from Carolina at the NHL trade deadline, but Stalberg has three points in those games, including a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday at American Airlines Center...." March 09

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Lehtonen's 42 saves key Stars' win at Washington

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen didn't know the specifics of the Washington Capitals' 15-game home winning streak prior to Monday night's game. When it was over, he had played a big part in stopping it. Lehtonen made a season-high 42 saves, Patrick Sharp had a goal and..." March 06

  • Klingberg's goal sends Stars past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla.-- The Dallas Stars used a lucky bounce at the end and some great goaltending to break their six-game road losing streak. Goalie Kari Lehtonen made a season-high 41 saves and John Klingberg scored with 1:07 left in regulation to lead the Stars to a 2-1 win over the Florida..." March 04

  • Isles score 4 unanswered to top Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Even down 3-1 midway through the second period, the New York Islanders never lost confidence against the Dallas Stars. Thanks to four unanswered goals and Ryan Strome contributing a goal and two assists, the Islanders prevailed 5-4 on Thursday at American Airlines Center. "The..." March 03

  • Stars' Roussel out 6-8 weeks with hand injury

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel will miss 6-8 weeks because of a hand injury. It's unlikely Roussel plays again this season, coach Lindy Ruff said Friday. "I think when you look at it, that time range, yeah," Ruff said when asked if Roussel's injury was expected to be season-ending. "I..." March 03

  • Stars rally for 3-2 win over Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- For most of the season, the Dallas Stars lost when trailing after two periods. On Tuesday, Dallas trailed the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that was 26-0 when leading after two periods, 2-0 after 40 minutes. However, the Stars erupted for three unanswered goals, including the..." March 01

  • Stars acquire Heatherington from CBJ for Korpikoski

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Dillon Heatherington from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for left wing Lauri Korpikoski . Heatherington, 21, has produced six points (1-5=6) in 38 games played for Cleveland of the American Hockey..." March 01

  • Stars Trade Johnny Oduya to Chicago Blackhawks

    The Hockey Writers "The Dallas Stars have traded defenseman Johnny Oduya to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night ahead of the NHL trade deadline on March 1. The deal was originally announced by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and was later confirmed by Bob McKenzie. The Blackhawks will be sending former first-round pick..." March 01

  • Dallas Stars May Miss Chance To Trade Patrick Sharp Due To Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If you’re a fan of the Dallas Stars and you hate that they’ve begun to sell off expiring assets this year, you may be in luck. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting that team doctors will meet with Patrick Sharp at the conclusion of the Stars game against Pittsburgh to discuss a nagging..." February 28

  • Stars send Jordie Benn to Montreal for Greg Pateryn, 4th-round draft pick

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the franchise on Monday afternoon, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars. In exchange, the Stars have acquired fellow defenseman Greg Pateryn in addition to a 2017 fourth-round draft pick. It is also..." February 27

  • Bergeron, Marchand propel Bruins past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Boston Bruins wanted to finish their four-game road trip with another victory, and thanks to three-point performances from both Patrice Bergeron, who had two goals and an assist, and Brad Marchand (goal, two assists), the Bruins recorded a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday..." February 26

  • Rich Peverley helping others after health scare

    NHL.com "A raw edge bites at Nathalie Peverley's voice, nearly three years later. Her voice thickens, becomes huskier, as the memories and fears and anxieties rise, once again, to the surface. It has all taken time to process, and still the emotion is palpable. There was the cardiac arrest that..." February 26

  • Stars earn much-needed win vs. Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Coming off a five-day break, the Dallas Stars showed few signs of rust, getting the winning goal from captain Jamie Benn early in the third period and 25 saves from Kari Lehtonen in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night at American Airlines Center. After his older..." February 25

  • Nill wishes Eaves well with Ducks: 'Go there and win the Stanley Cup'

    Sports Day "The Stars on Friday got a head start on Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, sending winger Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional draft pick. There are plenty of conditions tied to the pick, but the deal is a lot like the move that sent Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins in 2013 and..." February 25

  • Stars' Oduya (ankle) could return Sunday

    TSN "Dallas Stars defenceman Johnny Oduya could return to the team's lineup on Sunday for the first time since suffering an ankle injury on Jan. 17. The 35-year-old skated Thursday and, while head coach Lindy Ruff ruled him out of Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, Ruff said Oduya could play..." February 24

  • Dallas Stars Trade Patrick Eaves to Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a trade that will send Patrick Eaves to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2017, the Ducks announced Friday. The pick will be the middle one of three Ducks’ second round picks which came from the Ottawa..." February 24

  • Roussel gets hat trick in Stars' OT win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Antoine Roussel had a hat trick and Jamie Benn scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Dallas Stars defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 at American Airlines Center on Saturday. "He was in the right place, right time," Dallas center Tyler Seguin said. "Always works hard...." February 19

  • Dave Strader is fighting for his life, and he hopes a return to Stars' broadcast booth can be the best medicine

    Sports Day "Dave Strader is in a fight for his life, a life in which hockey has played an almost daily role. So as the Stars' play-by-play man battles against bile duct cancer, he is hoping a return to the broadcast booth might be the best medicine. Strader, who has missed all of this season because of..." February 18

  • Wild continue to roll, defeat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have ridden goaltender Devan Dubnyk and a surprisingly potent offense to the best record in the Western Conference. It turns out Minnesota can rely on backup netminder Darcy Kuemper, as well. Kuemper made 34 saves, and Erik Haula had a goal and..." February 17

  • Frustration reaching peak levels for Stars and their coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are one frustrated hockey team. Last night’s 3-1 loss to the Wild was just their latest setback. Afterwards, the comments were telling. “I don’t know if I have ever been through a stretch like this,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said, per the Dallas Morning News. “That first..." February 17

  • Laine's hat trick powers Jets to 5-2 win over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The love affair between Patrik Laine and fans of the Winnipeg Jets reached new heights Tuesday night as the Finnish sniper potted his third hat trick of the season in leading his team to a much-needed 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. The 18-year-old notched the winner..." February 15

  • Predators storm back to stun Stars

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For most of two periods Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, emotion prevailed over execution for the Nashville Predators. Criticized by coach Peter Laviolette for lacking passion in a 7-4 loss Saturday against Florida, Nashville came out amped up against the Dallas Stars,..." February 12

  • Eaves scores twice, Stars sink Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Dallas Stars were desperate for a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. And thanks to two goals from Patrick Eaves and a 22-save performance from Kari Lehtonen, Dallas returned to the win column with a 5-2 victory against the Carolina..." February 11

  • Stars to retire Jere Lehtinen’s number 26 next season

    Sports Day "The Dallas Stars announced today plans for the club's upcoming 25th anniversary season during the 2017-18 campaign, marking the first 25 years of NHL hockey in Texas. As part of the club's silver anniversary season, the Stars will celebrate the franchise milestone with festivities throughout the..." February 11

  • Senators pull out of two-game slide with 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- - One year to the day after he was acquired in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf made it an anniversary to remember. The veteran defenseman scored a drought-stopping, shorthanded goal and was a key member of a penalty-killing unit that was a perfect 6-for-6 as the..." February 09

  • As trade deadline nears, will sinking Dallas Stars deal Patrick Sharp? Could the Blackhawks be buyers?

    ESPN "The Dallas Stars suffered another loss on Tuesday night and moved one step closer to forcing general manager Jim Nill to become a seller on March 1. Now seven points back of a playoff spot with exactly three weeks to go until the trade deadline, the Stars must a go on a serious roll. Starting..." February 09

  • Buy or sell? Here's what the Stars should do at the NHL trade deadline

    Sports Day "If the Stars don't make any moves this trade deadline, will they lose some respect of the fans? Would that matter? Heika: On the contrary, I think the fans want them to sell off, get some new goalies, and trust the kids more. That seems to be the message I'm getting. I think the majority of..." February 09