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

Monday, 09.23.2013 / 3:38 PM / 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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 47 28 25 2 53
J. Benn 47 14 28 -2 42
J. Spezza 47 8 27 -4 35
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 47 1 22 6 23
A. Roussel 47 11 11 -3 22
T. Daley 44 11 10 -9 21
C. Eakin 44 9 12 5 21
A. Hemsky 44 7 11 -6 18
J. Klingberg 33 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 19 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
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