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Monday update: Jordie Benn returns; Alex Chiasson enjoying the experience

Monday, 04.8.2013 / 2:04 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Monday update: Jordie Benn returns; Alex Chiasson enjoying the experience

Dallas Stars players worked out off the ice today in Frisco. The news of the morning was that the Stars recalled defenseman Jordie Benn from the Texas Stars. Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said there are no injury issues on defense and that the team wants an extra defenseman in the mix right now.

“Seven D is good to have,” Gulutzan said. “At the end of the day, we can’t run here with six because you are a sickness way from five. We get Jordie back, he’s been here most of the year and we’ll see what we do for our roster tomorrow. We haven’t made any final decisions.”

There was no update on forward Lane MacDermid, who missed Sunday’s game with an upper body injury. MacDermid went to the doctor this morning, so the Stars should get an update later today.

With two wins in a row the Stars have moved up a bit in the standings. They now sit tenth in the Western Conference, four points out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Gulutzan said the team has remained positive despite the ups and downs of the past couple weeks.

“They were never too down. Obviously, you don’t like falling out. There are a lot of positives in this room, there is a lot of work, there is a lot of pride,” Gulutzan said. “We’re just playing one game at a time. We’re going to play as hard as we can every game. We’re not going to get caught up looking at the standings, we just want to make sure we are competing night in and night out.”

Alex Chiasson enjoying the ride

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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 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

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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