Stars Lose Robidas to Leg Fracture

Saturday, 11.30.2013 / 12:15 AM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
X
Share with your Friends


Stars Lose Robidas to Leg Fracture

The Dallas Stars are going to be without defenseman Stephane Robidas for a while after he suffered a leg fracture in Friday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center.

Robidas was injured in the second period when he went down while defending Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and then slammed into the end boards.

“It didn’t look good,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.

“It was heartbreaking. He is the one guy who never stays down,” said Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen. “I saw his face and knew something really went bad. It was tough to play the rest of the second period. … It kind of sucks right now. He’ll work hard and come back. He’s a huge part of this team.”

Robidas has five points (four goals, one assist) and a plus-seven rating in 24 games this season. His four goals are tied with Brenden Dillon for the team lead among defenseman. His plus-seven rating is third highest on the team. His 19:54 of ice time per game ranks third as well.

“It’s really tough,” said Stars captain Jamie Benn. “We hope he is alright. He’s a big part of this team, a big part of the backend and a pretty big leader.”

Robidas, who was taken off the ice on a stretcher, was then taken to UT Southwestern Medical Center. How long he’ll be out is still to be determined.

Notes

*The Stars are now 4-3 in games settled beyond regulation. They are 3-2 in shootouts and 1-1 in four-on-four overtime.

*Friday’s eleven-round shootout matched the longest in Stars’ franchise history. The Stars defeated the San Jose Sharks in an eleven-round shootout on Dec. 11, 2009. Matt Niskanen recorded the game-deciding goal for the Stars in that game.

*Alex Chiasson’s penalty shot Friday was the Stars’ third this season. They are 1-3 as a team on penalty shots. Vernon Fiddler scored against Boston Nov. 5. Valeri Nichushkin missed against Edmonton on Nov. 13. Chiasson hit the post on his attempt Friday.

*The Stars recorded a season-high 25 blocked shots in the game. Defenseman Trevor Daley registered a game-high six blocked shots, and now leads the Stars with 46 this season.

*The Stars outshot the Blackhawks 29-26. Jamie Benn led the Stars with seven shots on goal.

*The Stars won 29 of 54 (54 percent) of faceoffs. Jamie Benn won 7 of 11. Vernon Fiddler won 9 of 17. Shawn Horcoff won 4 of 4.

*The Stars were 0-1 on the power play and 1-1 on the penalty kill.

*Friday’s attendance was 18, 532, the Stars’ first sellout of the season.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri 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

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Dustin Jeffrey, Kevin Connauton

Injured: 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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

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 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 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
DallasStars.com is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Corporate Partnerships | Contact UsPrivacy Policy | AdChoices | Job Opportunities | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map | Find us on Google+