Tyler Seguin Misses Second Straight Practice

Thursday, 11.28.2013 / 1:26 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Tyler Seguin Misses Second Straight Practice

Center Tyler Seguin missed his second straight practice Thursday with what is being described as a muscle issue. Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he thought Seguin should be able to play Friday against Chicago, but couldn’t guarantee it.

“We just decided to give him another day. He’s not quite where we need him,” Ruff said. “He should be OK for tomorrow, but not definitely.”

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who missed Wednesday’s practice due to having some dental work done, was back on the ice Thursday and went through a full practice.

Defenseman Aaron Rome, who suffered an undisclosed injury in a recent practice, was not on the ice again.

Stars practice lineup

Here’s how the Stars lined up in Thursday’s practice. With Tyler Seguin not practicing, Dustin Jeffrey again centered Jamie Benn and Valeri Nichushkin. Ray Whitney was back on the second line with Cody Eakin and Alex Chiasson after skating with Shawn Horcoff and Rich Peverley on Wednesday.

Jamie BennDustin JeffreyValeri Nichushkin
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Erik Cole
Shawn HorcoffRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Sergei Gonchar
Kevin Connauton

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Not skating: Tyler Seguin (muscle), Aaron Rome (undisclosed)

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. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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