Dallas Stars Player News: All Positions

News: Fedun managed an assist and two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Fedun has picked up two assists through five games, serving as a healthy scratch three times. He's competing with Joel Hanley for playing time currently, although the 31-year-old Fedun will probably serve as a seventh defenseman when Roman Polak returns from a fractured sternum.
News: Seguin notched an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Seguin set up Joe Pavelski's first Stars goal with just five seconds remaining in the third period. It's been an inconsistent first eight games for Seguin, who has four points, 26 shots and 12 hits in that span. The 27-year-old can be given the benefit of the doubt, as the Stars have started the season averaging a league-worst 1.88 goals per game.
News: Heiskanen scored a goal on two shots and blocked a pair of shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Heiskanen got the Stars on the board late in the first period, but they wouldn't complete the comeback effort. The Finnish defenseman has four points, 15 shots on goal and 10 blocked shots through eight games.
News: Pavelski scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Pavelski needed eight games to find his first goal for the Stars, doing so with just five seconds left in the game. It's only his second point of the year, as the 35-year-old has struggled to adapt to life after the Sharks. The slow start is endangering Pavelski's chance to produce his usual 30-goal, 60-point effort.
News: Radulov assisted on both Stars goals in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: The winger has been held off the scoresheet in six of his first eight games this season, but Radulov's picked up two points in each of the other two. Coming off back-to-back 72-point campaigns, it's been a slow start for the 33-year-old, but Wednesday's performance may have been a sign he's about to kick things into gear.
News: Bishop stopped 32 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: The veteran netminder kept the Stars in the game with some timely saves after they fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but Sonny Milano's highlight-reel game-winner in the third will probably haunt his nightmares -- the Jackets winger split the defense on a rush from the blue line, then tucked the puck between his own legs and flipped it over Bishop's shoulder from behind his skate. Bishop has a 1-4-1 record to begin the season with a 2.84 GAA and .899 save percentage.
News: Perry (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Perry will be lifted from non-roster injured reserve and make his Stars debut. The lifelong Duck struggled with injuries and on the scoresheet last year, finishing with just 10 points in 31 games. He's healthy now, however, and he'll contribute immediately on the second line and power play. Perry is just two seasons removed from a 49-point campaign, so the Stars hope he can invigorate their offense, which has scored just three goals in the last three games.
News: Bishop will guard the goal during Wednesday's road game against the Blue Jackets, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Impact: Bishop has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments thus far this season, compiling a 1-3-1 record while posting a sub-par 2.78 GAA and .895 save percentage through his first five appearances. The 6-foot-7 American will look to start righting the ship in a road matchup with a Columbus club that's only averaging 2.20 goals per game this campaign, 26th in the NHL.
News: Perry (foot) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Perry's debut with the Stars has been delayed by a broken foot, but it appears the wait is coming to an end soon. The Stars will likely deploy Perry in a bottom-six role, but the longtime Anaheim Duck can contribute as a net-front presence on the power play. Perry is expected to take Justin Dowling's place in the lineup if he's cleared before puck drop.
News: The Stars recalled Gurianov from AHL Texas on Tuesday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Gurianov was sent down to the minors this past Friday. He was a stud with three goals in two games, so he'll pop back up since the Stars are still battling injuries in their forward corps. Gurianov will join the Stars on their upcoming three-game road trip, and he'll immediately slot into the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jackets.
News: Comeau (lower body) will be out at least 2-4 more weeks, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Impact: Comeau suffered the injury in the season-opener. The new timetable puts Comeau's earliest possible return as Oct. 29 versus the Wild. If the veteran forward ends up toward the longer end of the timeline, a mid-November return would be expected.
News: The Stars assigned L'Espereance to AHL Texas on Tuesday.
Impact: L'Espernance's demotion leaves the Stars with just 11 healthy forwards, likely signifying that one of the team's players currently out with an injury will be ready to return for Wednesday's contest versus the Blue Jackets. The most likely candidate is Corey Perry (foot), who was initially aiming to return Friday against the Penguins.
News: The Stars assigned Caamano to AHL Texas on Tuesday.
Impact: Corey Perry (foot) is expected to be ready to make his season debut soon, so Dallas is no longer in need of Caamano's services as a depth winger. The 21-year-old will continue to be one of the first players the Stars turn to when dealing with injuries up front this season, but he won't be a viable fantasy option.
News: Dowling has no points, six shots on goal and five hits in six appearances this year.
Impact: The 29-year-old forward hasn't found his way onto a scoresheet yet and found himself as a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Capitals. Dowling entered the year with only three assists in 20 NHL contests over parts of two seasons. He remains a fantasy non-factor given the lack of offense.
News: Radulov did not find the scoresheet versus Buffalo, finishing Monday's 4-0 loss to the Sabres with a minus-2 rating.
Impact: Following consecutive 72-point campaigns with the Stars, Radulov has gotten off to a very slow start in 2019-20. Other than a two-point effort back on Oct. 8, it's been a fruitless season for the 33-year-old Russian. While it's still too early to panic, a lack of production may have some questioning whether Radulov's best days are behind him. He'll hope to silence his critics Wednesday when the Stars battle the Blue Jackets.
News: Hintz failed to record a point and posted a minus-2 rating in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Sabres
Impact: For just the third time this season, Hintz was held off the scoresheet, but he was not alone. The 22-year-old registered two shots on goal in the loss, but Hintz was otherwise invisible against Buffalo.
News: Benn finished Monday's 4-0 loss to Buffalo with a minus-1 rating.
Impact: In what was a forgettable game for every member of the Stars' roster, Benn did lead his team with four hits in the loss. Dallas' captain has gotten off to a slow start this season, collecting just a goal and an assist over the first seven games of 2019-20.
News: Bishop allowed four goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 loss to Buffalo on Monday.
Impact: Following Monday's loss, Bishop's record stands at an unsavory 1-3-1 on the year. The Sabres, already leading 2-0, only recorded three shots in the third period, two of which eluded Bishop. Until we start seeing favorable results on a consistent basis, consider any Dallas netminder a risky fantasy play.
News: Bishop will protect the road cage in Monday's game against the Sabres, Mike Heika of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Bishop displayed his best performance of the season in his last start against Calgary, steering away 27 of 29 shots but posted a shootout loss. The veteran netminder will take a crack at the Sabres in a favorable matchup. In 13 career games against Buffalo, Bishop has a 12-0-1 record and a .951 save percentage -- the highest mark against any team in his career. However, the Sabres are off to an impressive 4-0-1 start with 4.25 goals per game, so Bishop will need to stand tall to keep up his dominance of Buffalo.
News: Heiskanen posted an assist and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: Heiskanen's second helper of the year came on Radek Faksa's lone tally for the Stars in the contest. The Finnish defenseman has a goal and two assists to go with 12 shots on goal and eight blocked shots in six games. It's a very sustainable pace for the third-overall pick from 2017, who could challenge the 40-point plateau this year.
News: Janmark provided an assist and four shots on goal in a 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: Janmark has been a solid source of depth scoring for the Stars, with a goal and three helpers in six games. The Swedish winger has added nine shots on goal. As long as he stays in the top six, he could help fantasy owners in deeper formats.
News: Faksa scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: Faksa's goal came in the third period, cutting the deficit to 3-1 at the time. The Czech center has produced two points, 12 shots and eight hits in six games at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.
News: Khudobin allowed three goals on 24 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
Impact: Khudobin was beat once in each period, and the Stars were unable to support their netminder with much offense. The 33-year-old goalie has allowed seven goals over his two starts this year, losing both of them. Khudobin will most likely see his next start come in Pennsylvania, either Friday in Pittsburgh or Saturday in Philadelphia.
News: Polak (upper body) isn't expected to be ready for 2-to-4 weeks, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Impact: As expected, Polak was placed on injured reserve with a fractured sternum, per the NHL's official media site. The early end of his time frame has Polak able to return for an Oct. 26 matchup against the Penguins. Joel Hanley and Taylor Fedun figure to continue rotating in on the third pairing until Polak can return.
News: Perry (foot) is looking to return to action against the Penguins on Oct. 18, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Impact: Perry has been skating since Tuesday, supporting the notion that his return to action is imminent. The Stars could use a spark in the lineup, as they are 1-3-1 so far and have averaged 2.4 goals per game. Perry figures to slot into the middle six with power-play responsibilities when he's ready.
News: Khudobin will tend the home twine for Saturday's game versus the Capitals, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Impact: Khudobin will get the spot start in order to keep Ben Bishop fresh. He wasn't on top of his game for his only start this season, as he allowed four goals on 33 shots to Detroit. Khudobin was one of the best backups in the league last year with a .923 save percentage over 42 games, so his struggles shouldn't last long, although the Capitals present a tough test with 3.20 goals per game so far.
News: Dickinson (upper body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Capitals, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Dickinson, who picked up 22 points in 67 games last year, hasn't played since suffering an upper-body injury during Dallas' regular-season opener. The 24-year-old is expected to skate with Radek Faksa and Joel L'Esperance on the Stars' third line Saturday.
News: Dallas assigned Gurianov to AHL Texas on Friday.
Impact: Gurianov has been a healthy scratch for the Stars' last two games and only averaged 9:19 of ice time through the first three contests of the campaign, so he'll head to the minors to get some consistent playing time. The 22-year-old winger will be one of the first players Dallas turns to when dealing with injuries up front in 2019-20, but he won't be a viable fantasy option due to his limited/inconsistent role with the big club.
News: Hintz recorded a power-play assist, two shots and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: After scoring four goals in four games, Hintz tried his hand at playmaking by setting up Jamie Benn's third-period goal. The Finn has been the Stars' best skater to start the season, but expect a little regression to come eventually, as shooting 40 percent is vastly unsustainable.
News: Hanley recorded an assist and two hits while skating 10:20 in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: Hanley replaced Taylor Fedun in the lineup and quickly got his first point of the year with the primary assist on Joel L'Esperance's opening tally in the second period. The blueliner had 28 points (eight scores, 20 helpers) in 60 games with AHL Texas last season, but went without a point in 16 games at the NHL level. The assist Thursday was his first NHL point since the 2015-16 campaign, when he managed six apples in 10 games with the Canadiens.
News: Klingberg collected a power-play helper, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: The Swedish blueliner had the secondary helper on a Jamie Benn goal only nine seconds into the third period. Klingberg has only an assist, a minus-5 rating and 14 shots on goal in five games to start the season. His 45 points in 64 games last year stood as his lowest output since his rookie campaign. Klingberg will likely round into form as the year progresses.
News: Faksa registered an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: Faksa helped to set up the opening goal by Joel L'Esperance late in the second period. It's the first point of the year for the Czech center, who has posted an unsightly minus-6 rating and fired 10 shots on goal in five games to start the year.
News: L'Esperance scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: L'Esperance broke a scoreless tie at 16:39 of the second period, burying the feed from Joel Hanley behind Flames goalie David Rittich. The Michigan native has seen very limited minutes in his two appearances this season (5:56 versus the Capitals, 6:28 against the Flames), so he's not likely to make a fantasy impact.
News: Benn scored a power-play goal and fired six shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: Benn's tally gave the Stars a 2-0 lead, but the Flames tied it by 5:32 of the third period. The 30-year-old now has a goal and an assist in five games this season, while putting 13 pucks on net.
News: Bishop allowed a pair of goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Impact: Jamie Benn staked the Stars out to a 2-0 lead just nine seconds into the third period, but Bishop was unable to make that advantage hold. The 32-year-old has a 1-2-1 record with a 2.48 GAA and a .910 save percentage through four starts this season. Bishop's only win came against the Capitals, who will pay the Stars a visit Saturday.
News: Dickinson (upper body) skated and practiced Thursday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dickinson suffered the injury in the first game of the season. He worked as a spare defenseman in Thursday's practice. Dickinson won't play versus the Flames, but the 24-year-old could return over the weekend or early next week if he continues to make good progress.
News: Bishop will guard the cage during Thursday's home game against Calgary, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Bishop has had a disappointing start to the season, posting a 1-2-0 record while registering an underwhelming .902 save percentage and 2.71 GAA in three appearances. The 6-foot-7 netminder will look to start returning to form in a home matchup with a Flames team that's averaged 3.00 goals per contest through the first three games of the campaign.
News: Honka, who is still holding out due to a contract dispute, has signed a one-year deal with JYP of Liiga, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Honka, a restricted free agent, formally requested to be traded by Dallas in mid-September, but the Stars have yet to find a suitable partner. With his NHL future still hanging in the balance, the 23-year-old blueliner has decided to head to his native Finland to ensure he's in playing shape if and when he's dealt to another NHL organization. As long as his rights are traded and he signs a new deal prior to Feb. 1, he'll be able to return to North America and suit up for his new NHL club immediately. However, if a deal doesn't occur prior to that date, he'll spend the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in Finland.
News: Fedun was awarded an assist after Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Fedun was not initially credited with the secondary helper on Tyler Seguin's overtime goal, but it will go into the books as the defenseman's first point of the year. He had 11 points in 54 games with the Stars last season, a career-best performance.
News: Oleksiak generated a helper, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.
Impact: That's assists in two consecutive games for Oleksiak. The 26-year-old blueliner is not a common source for offense, and he's averaging only 13:17 per game through the Stars' first four contests. Don't expect the Big Rig to continue churning out much offense.
News: Caamano scored his first career goal on two shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals on Tuesday.
Impact: Injuries have ravaged the Stars early in the year, giving Caamano a chance to contribute with the big club. He can check off the first goal milestone in his third career game. The 21-year-old has added five hits and four shots on goal while working in the bottom-six.
News: Cogliano notched an assist and a pair of hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.
Impact: The veteran forward had the pass to set up Nick Caamano's first career tally, which gave the Stars a 3-2 lead in the third period. Cogliano experienced his worst NHL season last year with only six goals and 17 points in 78 games between the Ducks and Stars. He had reached 35 points in the prior two campaigns, but a bottom-six role this year will limit his scoring chances.
News: Lindell provided an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime with over the Capitals.
Impact: Lindell's first point of the year came on Alexander Radulov's third-period tally. The defenseman has added eight hits and seven blocked shots in four games while skating big minutes for the Stars, who are leaning heavily on their top-four blueliners this year.
News: Hintz scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.
Impact: Hintz's fourth goal of the season in as many games evened the scores at ones in the second period. He also drew a pair of penalties against the Capitals in the third period, as his speed was too much for the opposition to handle. Hintz has serious breakout potential this year, especially if he can start setting up his teammates as much as he's burying his own chances.
News: Benn is finally on the board in 2019-20 after picking up an assist in a 4-3 overtime win against Washington on Tuesday.
Impact: Benn is coming off a down year that saw him collect just 53 points in 78 games. It was his lowest point output since the 2012-13 lockout-shortened season. The assist in Tuesday's win hopefully will get Benn going, as he can ill-afford another slow start after what happened in 2018-19. Next up is a Thursday date with Calgary, a team Benn has found great success against over the course of his career, posting 32 points over 31 career contests.
News: Seguin's goal was the difference in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win against Washington. He also collected an assist.
Impact: Seguin has a pair of goals and three points in his last two outings after being held off the scoresheet in the Stars' first two contests. As long as he stays healthy and remains in good standing with his team, something Seguin has struggled with in the past, the Stars' top center should provide consistent fantasy production throughout the 2019-20 season. For now, everything seems to be clicking for Seguin in Dallas.
News: Radulov collected a goal along with an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win versus the Capitals.
Impact: Radulov's opening goal of 2019-20 came midway through the third period and drew Dallas even with the Capitals with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game. In overtime, the Russian-born winger would collect the only assist on Tyler Seguin's game-winning goal. Following three consecutive games without a point, it was nice to see Radulov finally get on the board, and now he'll be looking for more points Thursday versus the Flames.
News: Bishop allowed three goals on 32 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime road win against the Capitals.
Impact: Tuesday's contest was a back-and-forth affair with four lead changes, culminating with Tyler Seguin's overtime winner at 0:43 of the extra period that gave Bishop his first win of 2019-20. The Stars' netminder will be happy with this result after beginning the season with consecutive losses. Dallas' next game comes Thursday against Calgary.
News: Perry (foot) resumed skating Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Perry still isn't expected to be ready to draw into the lineup until next week at the earliest, but it's still nice to see him making progress in his recovery. Another update on the veteran forward's status should surface once he's cleared for contact.
News: Per Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News, Bishop was the first netminder off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll start between the pipes in Tuesday's road game against the Capitals.
Impact: Bishop has had an underwhelming start to the season, suffering back-to-back losses to the Bruins and Blues while posting a disappointing 2.59 GAA and .900 save percentage. The 32-year-old American will look to start righting the ship in a matchup with a Washington team that's averaged 2.33 goals per game through its first three contests of 2019-20.
News: Janmark produced an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Impact: Janmark also fired two shots on goal and delivered two hits. The winger now has a point in each of the first three games of the season (one goal, two helpers). With a potential breakout year awaiting center Roope Hintz, Janmark is in a good position to see his own uptick in production if the two remain a tandem throughout the year.
News: Sekera recorded an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Impact: It's Sekera's first point of the year in three games. The 33-year-old currently serves as the more defense-oriented member of a pairing with Miro Heiskanen. He has reached 30 points three times in his career, but injuries have limited him to only 60 games and 12 points over the last two years, which he spent with the Oilers. While he should threaten 20 points if healthy this year, it's unlikely he'll justify a spot on most fantasy rosters.
News: Oleksiak picked up an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Impact: The first point of the year for the 26-year-old defender came on Tyler Seguin's first-period goal. Oleksiak hasn't lived up to the hype from being a first-round pick in 2014, with his career-best in points coming in 2017-18 when he had 17 in 68 games between the Stars and the Penguins. That season also represents a high-water mark for the blueliner in games played and hits (174).
News: Heiskanen picked up an even-strength assist in the Stars' 4-3 loss to Detroit on Sunday.
Impact: The assist was Heiskanen's first of the season and came in a contest that saw him log 26:33 of TOI, highest of any skater. Coming off a rookie campaign that saw him collect 33 points over 82 games, the 20-year-old smooth-skating defenseman appears poised to surpass that production in his sophomore NHL season. One thing's for certain, Heiskanen will be hoping his team's discipline improves in the weeks to come after affording Detroit with eight power-play opportunities in Sunday's loss.
News: Seguin scored his first goal of the season Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Impact: Seguin's opening goal of 2019-20 came late in the first period of Sunday's contest and gave Dallas a 2-0 lead right before the first intermission. But Seguin and the Stars had no answer for Anthony Mantha on the night as he erupted for four goals to help lead the host Red Wings to a win in their home opener.
News: Khudobin finished Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings with 29 saves on 33 shots.
Impact: Khudobin was OK in his 2019-20 debut but had no answer for the brilliance of Anthony Mantha. The game appeared destined for overtime until Mantha scored his fourth goal of the evening to give Detroit the lead with 54 seconds remaining in the game. The hosts would hold on to win, handing Khudobin a loss in his first start of the season. While no official announcement has been made, expect Ben Bishop get the start Tuesday in Washington.
News: Hintz scored a pair of goals in Dallas' 4-3 loss to the Red Wings on Sunday.
Impact: Hintz has three goals in as many games and needs just six more snipes to equal his total from a season ago. He's still looking for his first helper of 2019-20 but for the time being, the 22-year-old has become the go-to trigger man for the Stars. Dallas will now turn its attention to Washington and get set to face the Capitals on Tuesday.
News: Khudobin will guard the cage on the road against Detroit on Sunday.
Impact: Khudobin will get his first NHL action of the season in the second game of the Stars' back-to-back. The netminder logged 41 games last year, but will likely see a few less starts this year, as long as Ben Bishop can stay healthy.
News: Heiskanen potted a goal and fired a game-high seven shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: The third-overall pick from 2017 found the puck on his stick at the goal line to the left of Blues goalie Jordan Binnington. Heiskanen shelved the shot for his first goal of the year. The Finnish blueliner will be hoping to avoid a sophomore slump after recording 33 points in 82 games last year.
News: Janmark scored a shorthanded goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: The Swedish winger's shot was initially stopped by Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, but Jaden Schwartz kicked the puck into his own net to give Janmark his first tally on the year. Janmark has a goal and an assist through two games this season.
News: Bishop made 27 saves Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: Bishop is now 0-2 with a .900 save percentage. He's far better than that, so consider these first games a warm up for yet another Vezina quality season.
News: Bishop is the expected starter for Saturday's clash with St. Louis.
Impact: Bishop came tantalizingly close to leading Dallas to a series win over the Blues in the Western Conference semis last year, but St. Louis ultimately took home a Game 7 overtime win. The veteran netminder will hope to exact some measure of revenge here on the road. Bishop held Boston to two goals on 20 shots in his team's opener but still got saddled with the loss.
News: Hanley was recalled from AHL Texas on Saturday.
Impact: Julius Honka is the subject of a contract dispute and Stephen Johns happens to be bogged down by a head injury, so the Stars needed a defensive reinforcement ahead of Saturday's road game versus the Blues. Hanley is no lock to play in that one, but it's still a moot point in the fantasy world, as the depth skater hasn't recorded an NHL point since his rookie campaign with the Habs in 2015.
News: The Stars recalled L'Esperance from AHL Texas on Saturday.
Impact: The Stars are battling injuries at forward, so L'Esperance was brought up to provide depth for Saturday's game versus the Blues. It's unsettled whether the Stars plug him into the lineup right away. In 18 games during L'Esperance's rookie season, he potted two goals with one coming on the man advantage.
News: The Stars placed Dickinson (upper body) on injured reserve Friday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Dickinson will be sidelined for at least a week with an upper-body injury he sustained during Thursday's loss to the Bruins, so this news doesn't come as a surprise. The 24-year-old pivot will miss the Stars' next four games at a minimum, and could be sidelined even longer if his recovery doesn't progress as expected.
News: Gardner was recalled from AHL Texas on Friday.
Impact: After a trio of injuries in Thursday's game versus the Bruins, the Stars were forced to call up reinforcements from the farm team. Gardner figures to slot in on the fourth line, replacing the injured Jason Dickinson (upper body) on the roster.
News: Caamano was recalled from AHL Texas on Friday.
Impact: The Stars lost three players to injury in Thursday's season-opening loss to the Bruins. Caamano will likely slot in on the fourth line to replace Blake Comeau (lower body). The 21-year-old recorded 12 goals and 24 points in 73 games with Texas last season.
News: Polak suffered a small fracture of his sternum during Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Bruins and will be reevaluated in one week, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: All things considered, this is actually highly encouraging news for Polak, as it appeared as though he may have suffered a much more serious injury when he went head first into the boards during Thursday's contest. The veteran blueliner will be reevaluated ahead of Dallas' Oct. 12 matchup with Washington, but he'll miss his team's next four games at a minimum, and will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his absence. Taylor Fedun is the leading candidate to fill in on the Stars' blue line while Polak is on the shelf.
News: Janmark had an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Janmark provided the primary assist on a second-period tally by Roope Hintz. After a 34-point campaign in 2017-18, Janmark took a step back with only six goals and 25 points last season. He only shot 5.7 percent, much lower than his career rate of 11.5 percent. Should he return to his average, he could produce between 10 and 15 goals and could challenge the 30-point mark again as well.
News: Pavelski recorded an assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Bruins.
Impact: Pavelski provided the secondary helper on a goal by speedy forward Roope Hintz in the second period. Pavelski had recorded eight straight seasons of 60-plus points with the Sharks (excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign), and he's looking to keep that impressive streak going in Dallas. The five-time 30-goal scorer is starting the year alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
News: Hintz scored Dallas' only goal in a 2-1 home loss to the Bruins on Thursday.
Impact: Hintz pulled the Stars to within a goal at the 7:55 mark of the second period, but that's all the offense Dallas would muster in its home opener. The 22-year-old found the scoresheet 22 times in 58 contests a season ago and presently occupies a top-six role with the Stars. Expected to log minutes in all situations, Hintz will have plenty of opportunities to collect points this season and should be able to surpass his point total from 2018-19.
News: Coach Jim Montgomery relayed after Thursday's loss to Boston that the upper-body injury Dickinson suffered in the game will keep him out for at least a week, Jeff Odom of the Stars' official site reports.
Impact: The most optimistic prognosis would have Dickinson miss the next three games before returning in exactly one week against the Flames, but don't be surprised to see his absence extend beyond that point.
News: Bishop stopped 18 of 20 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Thursday.
Impact: Bishop allowed first-period goals to both Brett Ritchie and Danton Heinen, with Heinen's coming on a power play. The loss is disappointing but shouldn't deter Bishop's owners from trusting him moving forward. After all, he finished 2018-19 with a 27-15-2 record, a 1.98 GAA and the best save percentage in the NHL, at .934.
News: According to coach Jim Montgomery, Comeau will be out for multiple weeks due to the lower-body injury he suffered Thursday against Boston, Jeff Odom of the Stars' official site reports.
Impact: Even using the most optimistic timetable of a two-week absence, Comeau would still be slated to miss at least seven more games before returning to action. The veteran winger will be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his recovery.
News: Coach Jim Montgomery relayed that Polak (upper body) had to be taken to the hospital Thursday after falling head-first into the boards but has full use of his extremities, Jeff Odom of the Stars' official site reports.
Impact: Given the severity of Polak's injury, he's likely facing an extended absence, but at least he is feeling better after laying motionless on the ice in the aftermath of his scary collision.
News: Dickinson left Thursday's game against Boston due to an upper-body injury, Matt Porter of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: This has been a disastrous season opener for the Stars from a health perspective, as Dickinson is one of three players who has been forced out due to injury, along with Blake Comeau (lower body) and Roman Polak (upper body). Expect an update on Dickinson's status prior to his team's trip to St. Louis on Saturday.
News: Comeau left Thursday's season opener against the Bruins due to a lower-body injury, Matt Porter of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Comeau was one of three Stars knocked out of the game by a Bruins team that plays one of the league's most physical brands of hockey. Expect an update on his status prior to Dallas' next game Saturday in St. Louis.
News: Polak (upper body) needed a stretcher to get off the ice after going head-first into the boards in the second period of Thursday's season opener against Boston.
Impact: Polak went into the boards hard. The exact nature or extent of the injury isn't known at this time, but Polak could be looking at a lengthy absence. Further updates on his status should surface before the Stars head to St. Louis on Saturday.
News: Bishop will guard the cage in Thursday's home opener against the Bruins, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Impact: Bishop was one of the best netminders in the NHL in 2018-19 and arguably should have won the Vezina Trophy over Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy, compiling a 27-15-2 record while posting a 1.98 GAA and a league-leading .934 save percentage in 31 appearances. The 6-foot-7 American will look to start the 2019-20 campaign off with a bang by picking up his first win of the season in a tough home matchup with a high-powered Bruins offense.
News: Gurianov made the Stars' Opening Night roster.
Impact: Gurianov split time between the Stars and AHL Texas last season, posting four points in 21 games in the NHL and 48 points (20 goals, 28 assists) in 57 contests in the minors. The 22-year-old will now have a chance to show what he can do in the NHL, although he's expected to start the year in a bottom-six role.
News: The Stars don't expect Hanzal (back) to play this season, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Impact: Unfortunately this news doesn't come as a surprise, as multiple injuries, including a serious back issue, have limited Hanzal to just 45 games over the past two campaigns. The veteran forward is in the final year of his three-year contract with the Stars, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him announce his retirement at the end of the season.
News: Johns (head) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Impact: Johns missed all of last season with post-traumatic headaches, and this move confirms he will also miss at least the start of the 2019-20 campaign. The 27-year-old did not participate in training camp, and given the nature of head injuries, a timeline for his return to the ice is undefined.
News: Hanzal (back) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Impact: Hanzal has not suited up for the Stars since Dcember of 2018, and he will begin the new season on IR as well. The 32-year-old center is not close to resuming hockey activities at this time.
News: Perry will be out at least two more weeks with a broken foot, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: This is the same exact news we heard just over two weeks ago, so a return in two weeks might be on the optimistic side for Perry's injury. He'll miss at least the first five games of the season.
News: Dickinson was able to return to Saturday's preseason game after getting treated for taking a high stick in the locker room, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Impact: Dickinson thankfully avoided a serious injury on the play.
News: Dickinson went to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Avalanche after taking a stick up high from teammate Tyler Seguin, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dickinson was caught near the eye by the errant stick, but hopefully the extent of the injury isn't too serious. Dallas opens the regular season Thursday against Boston.
News: Bishop is slated to start Saturday's preseason finale against Colorado, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Bishop has been razor sharp thus far this preseason, maintaining an impressive 1.88 GAA and .951 save percentage through two appearances. If he can stay healthy, the 32-year-old will be an elite fantasy option in 2019-20.
News: Barteaux signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Dallas on Thursday.
Impact: Barteaux was drafted by the Stars in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Draft. The defender put up seven goals and 27 helpers in 67 games for WHL Red Deer last season and figures to spend another year developing his game in juniors. Once the WHL season ends, the 19-year-old could spend some time with AHL Texas on an amateur tryout agreement in order to give him his first taste of professional hockey.
News: Khudobin will man the crease in Thursday's game versus the Wild, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Khudobin has only appeared in one other preseason game, stopping 15 of 16 shots versus the Blues on Sept. 16. He went 16-17-5 with a 2.57 GAA and a .923 save percentage in 41 appearances last season. The 33-year-old enters this season as the clear backup to Ben Bishop.
News: Bow will start in goal for the first two periods of Tuesday's exhibition matchup with the Blues, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Bow only appeared in two games last season, making 18 of 19 possible saves over his short time on the ice. The 24-year-old spent most of his time last season with AHL Texas, where he went 24-15-5 over 46 appearances while posting a 2.89 GAA and .893 save percentage.
News: Harley inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Dallas on Monday.
Impact: In three preseason appearances for the Stars, Harley recorded one assist, three shots and a minus-2 rating. The 18-year-old figures to spend another year developing his game in the OHL with Mississauga, but could be in the mix for a spot on the 23-man roster heading into the 2020-21 campaign.
News: The Stars released Noesen from a professional tryout agreement Sunday, Jeff Odom of the team's offical site reports.
Impact: Noesen played 41 games with the Devils last year, posting eight points and a minus-19 rating. He was looking for a resurgence in Dallas, but the team doesn't have room for him on the roster. With 10 days until the regular season, Noesen may look for another tryout elsewhere.
News: The Stars released Upshall from a professional tryout agreement Sunday, Jeff Odom of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Upshall hasn't played since the 2017-18 season after dealing with a knee injury and a lacerated kidney. The 34-year-old appeared to have a solid camp, but the Stars are tight on rosters spots. With 10 days until the season starts, Upshall may still get a tryout with another squad.
News: Bishop will get the start in goal in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Panthers, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Bishop was sharp in his preseason debut Monday against St. Louis, turning aside 16 of 17 shots. The 32-year-old should be considered one of the top fantasy options at his position heading into 2019-20.
News: Oettinger will start in goal and play the first two periods of Thursday's preseason game against Colorado, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Oettinger spent the majority of the 2018-19 campaign with Boston University, but turned pro following the collegiate season, posting a 3-3-1 record while registering a 2.47 GAA and .895 save percentage in six appearances with AHL Texas. The 2017 first-round pick will likely spend the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors splitting starts with Landon Bow.
News: Bow will start in goal for the first two periods of Tuesday's exhibition matchup with Minnesota, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Bow saw very limited action at the top level last season, as he only appeared in two games, making 18 of 19 possible saves over his short time on the ice. The Stars didn't waste any time this offseason getting the 24-year-old under contract to provide depth behind Ben Bishop and Anton Khudobin.
News: Bishop will start Monday's preseason contest against St. Louis, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Coming off a runner-up Vezina Trophy finish, Bishop will be the Stars' primary goaltender again this season. He'll get warmed up Monday against the Blues in a rematch of last season's Western Conference semifinals.
News: Perry will be held out of action for two weeks due to a broken foot, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Perry should be ready for the Stars' Oct. 3 regular-season opener against the Bruins, but he'll have some major rust to knock off after missing the entirety of Dallas' preseason schedule. The former Duck will be looking to bounce back in 2019-20 after notching just 10 points in 31 games during an injury-marred 2018-19 campaign.
News: Johns (head) is out indefinitely and won't participate in Dallas' training camp, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Impact: This is a disheartening development, as Johns appeared to be making major strides in his recovery from post-traumatic headaches this offseason, partaking in on-ice training on his own and also skating at the Stars' development camp. The 27-year-old hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2017-18, and this point it looks like he might be in danger of missing the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign.
News: Honka has requested to be traded by the Stars, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: This development doesn't come as a surprise, as the Stars simply have too much at defense for Honka to have a regular role, and he's shown major potential during his time in the AHL over the past several seasons. The 23-year-old blueliner is an effective power-play quarterback, so if he's picked up by the right team, he'll have sneaky sleeper potential.