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Stars Lose Robidas to Leg Fracture

Saturday, 11.30.2013 / 1:15 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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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\u2019s 2-1 shootout loss

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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 64 23 38 -4 61
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 64 15 37 -5 52
J. Klingberg 50 10 24 2 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
C. Eakin 61 15 15 0 30
A. Hemsky 58 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 64 2 24 2 26
A. Roussel 62 12 12 -10 24
S. Horcoff 60 8 13 3 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 26 13 10 .906 2.95
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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