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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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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