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Glue Guys Return

Wednesday, 11.12.2008 / 2:45 PM CT / Feature
By Dallas Stars Staff
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Glue Guys Return

The Stars will play a home game for the first time in over two weeks on Thursday, and the team will have a few pieces that it did not have the last time there was a hockey game at American Airlines Center.

The team signed veteran winger Mark Parrish last week to a one-year deal and the move paid off immediate dividends with a hat trick in his first game – a 5-2 win at Anaheim last Friday.

More importantly, the Stars got two key members of the team back from injury with the season debuts of Sergei Zubov and Jere Lehtinen during the three-game trip to California.

“They’re both what I like to call ‘glue guys,’” said Stars Head Coach Dave Tippett. “Zubie and Lehts are both excellent players and they contribute in so many ways. It’s good to have them back.”

Zubov returned on Friday at Anaheim, missing the first 12 games of the season as he recovered from hip surgery at the beginning of training camp. Lehtinen returned on Tuesday at Los Angeles, scoring a goal in his return.

Both have looked solid in their return to game play.

“Lehts is a solid player and there aren’t many who are more dependable," said Mike Modano. “He makes his entire line better with his all-around play. And Zubie is a rock back there, playing a ton of minutes and a factor in all situations for us.”

The Stars host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday at American Airlines Center (7:30 PM, FS Southwest, News/Talk 820 WBAP).


No Discipline to Morrow or Tippett
The NHL has deemed that both Brenden Morrow and Dave Tippett will not receive any further discipline from Tuesday night’s penalties in the last minute of regulation at Los Angeles.

Morrow received an instigator penalty in the final minute of regulation when he fought Kings forward Dustin Brown after Brown hit Stars forward Mike Ribeiro into the boards.

The league has rescinded both the automatic one-game suspension to Morrow and the $10,000 fine to Tippett. NHL rules deem any player who instigates a fight in the final five minutes receives an automatic one-game suspension and his coach shall be fined $10,000, but the NHL reserves the right to review each case and determine whether it meets the "spirit of the rule." The rule was instituted to cut down on late-game aggression and unnecessary fighting, especially when the outcome of the game was already determined.

Morrow's instigating of the fight with Brown was purely in reaction to Brown's hit on Ribeiro. Brown was ejected from the game and assessed a five-minute major for boarding. No further disciplinary action is expected.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 192 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 77 28 46 -6 74
T. Seguin 67 35 35 -4 70
J. Spezza 77 17 42 -3 59
J. Klingberg 60 11 27 3 38
C. Eakin 73 17 19 -5 36
T. Daley 63 16 20 -10 36
A. Goligoski 77 4 31 -2 35
A. Hemsky 71 11 21 -5 32
S. Horcoff 73 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 75 12 15 -5 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 16 10 .906 2.88
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.25
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