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Numminen out indefinitely with dilated aorta

Friday, 03.19.2004 / 11:00 PM CT / News
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Numminen out indefinitely with dilated aorta



March 20, 2004

Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that Stars defenseman Teppo Numminen has been diagnosed with a dilated aorta (one of the large arteries leaving the heart) that will sideline him indefinitely.

"We're disappointed for Teppo that this condition has sidelined him from playing," said Armstrong. "Our primary concern at this time is Teppo's health. Thankfully they caught this problem now and he can work with doctors to correct it and live a long, healthy life. Hopefully he can come back and play hockey soon, but our main focus is helping Teppo fix and recover from this condition."

Numminen, 35, has played in the second-most career NHL games of any player born outside of North America with 1,157 appearances (Jari Kurri ranks first with 1,251 games). Numminen's career NHL scoring of 111 goals and 439 assists for 550 points rank him fifth among European defensemen in all-time points, behind only Borje Salming, Nicklas Lidstrom, Fredrik Olausson, and Sergei Zubov.

The Tampere, Finland, native has appeared in 59 games for the Stars this season, scoring 3-13-16 points. He was acquired from Phoenix in exchange for Mike Sillinger on July 22, 2003.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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