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Trevor Daley (upper body) Skates, but His Status is Still Unknown

Monday, 09.23.2013 / 2:38 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Trevor Daley (upper body) Skates, but His Status is Still Unknown

Defenseman Trevor Daley, who suffered an upper body injury in Friday’s game in San Antonio, skated on his own in Frisco this morning, but his status is still to be determined.

“He’s going to be evaluated this afternoon, so we don’t have any further update yet,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.

The Stars are currently down two defensemen. How long Daley might be out could be known later today. Aaron Rome, who is out following a hip procedure, is not expected to be ready when the season opens in early October.

“He’s doubtful,” Ruff said of Rome. “He is just starting to do a little conditioning skating now. That would be really pushing it.”

Stars forward prospect Brett Ritchie is out for a couple of days with a lower body injury, but he could return for the final preseason games.

“He skated this morning. He’s doing a lot better,” Ruff said. “He just had a bad contusion that we felt is going to keep him out a few days. He may be available to play those last two games”

Stars at Colorado on Tuesday

The Stars will play at Colorado on Tuesday and Stars coach Lindy Ruff said the next two preseason games are the key ones.

“I see tomorrow and our home game (Thursday vs. Colorado) as being the two most important ones,” said Ruff. “The back-to-back one, the one we’ll finish the preseason with (Friday in Oklahoma City vs. Edmonton) we’ll go lighter on. Typically, your last game is your strongest lineup. I look at it that our home game will be our strongest lineup. The back-to-back game is one where we make sure we take out some of our key guys.”

Kari Lehtonen will get the start in goal on Tuesday. He could get the start on Thursday as well.

“I said I wanted to get Lehts three of the last five and Ellis two. (Lehtonen) will go tomorrow and in all likelihood the home game too,” Ruff said.

Benn, Seguin to throw out first pitch at Rangers game

Stars forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin will take the mound at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Wednesday evening. The Stars duo will throw out the first pitch prior to the Texas Rangers-Houston Astros game.

Stars practice lines/defense pairings

Benn-Seguin-Cole
Whitney-Eakin-Chiasson
Roussel-Horcoff-Nichushkin
Garbutt-Fiddler-Sceviour
MacDermid-Mueller-Stransky
Gazdic-Morin-Smith
Peverley

Dillon-Robidas
Jokipakka-Gonchar
Goligoski-Oleksiak
Benn-Oleksiak
Gaunce-Connauton
Nemeth-Fortunus

Lehtonen
Ellis
Nilstorp
Campbell

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
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 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 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

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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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