News: Garbutt (upper body) was on the ice for practice Monday, Mark Stepnieski of the NHL.com reports.
Impact: Garbutt was expected to miss about a week with his injury, and a return Tuesday would fit right into that timetable. If he is unable to go, the Stars' next game isn't until Friday, which would give him three additional days of rest.
News: Eakin chipped in two assists in Saturday's victory over the Sharks.
Impact: Eakin has fit in quite well while playing on the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin for the last three games, producing two goals and three assists. Given the immense talents of the two players flanking him, there's reason to think Eakin can continue producing at a decent rate while he remains on the top line. Those in search of forward help would be wise to take a flier on Eakin in the event coach Lindy Ruff decides to keep him with the top trio for the balance of the season.
News: Demers netted the game-winning power-play goal in his Stars debut Saturday.
Impact: The goal was the first of the season for Demers, who had been held to only three assists over 20 games with the Sharks before he was traded Friday. It would seem the Stars are earmarking him for a greater role than he enjoyed with his previous team, as he saw 25:32 of ice time Saturday, including 2:43 on the man advantage. His fantasy value appears to be on the upswing with the move to Dallas.
News: Seguin produced a goal and assist to finish with a plus-3 rating over 18:33 of ice time in Saturday's victory over the Kings.
Impact: The goal allowed Seguin to remain one tally ahead of the Lightning's Steven Stamkos for the NHL lead with 15, while the two points brought him within three of the Flyers' Jakub Voracek for the league's top mark in that category. The 22-year-old is doing a phenomenal job of replicating his star-making 2013-14 campaign.
News: Lehtonen was bombarded for 41 shots on goal Saturday against the Kings, but stopped 37 of them to escape with the victory.
Impact: Staked to a 4-0 lead early in the second period, Lehtonen nearly gave it all away before shutting out the Kings over final 9:16. Though Lehtonen was able to bring his record to three games over .500 with the victory, the Stars seem to be winning in spite of him than because of him. The netminder ranks 33rd among qualifying goalies in GAA (2.98) and 31st in save percentage (.906).