Stars captain Brenden Morrow missed his first game of the season Wednesday, sitting out with what Stars coach Glen Gulutzan called an "upper body injury."

Morrow has battled nagging injuries since the start of training camp. He "tweaked" his knee in the first preseason game and then sat out the rest of the preseason schedule. He played in the first 20 games, but he has been bothered by the inability to get the right fit with his knee brace and also with a laceration on his elbow that required stitches.

Morrow has three goals and six assists for nine points. He leads the NHL in taking minor penalties at 17, including three in his last game. Gulutzan said he believes Morrow, who led the Stars with 33 goals last season, will be fine.