Stars Lose Trevor Daley to Injury
The Stars lost Daley early in the second period of Thursday night’s game in Toronto when he and Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk got tangled up while battling for the puck. Daley went down and then slid into the end boards.
Daley had to be helped off the ice. He did not return to the game and the Stars said he had a lower body injury.
“He’s got an injury that looks like it’s going to be a little bit of time,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “Our people will evaluate it, but I can just tell you that it’s going to be nothing that is going to be short-term.”
Stars defenseman Aaron Rome is out as well. He has what the Stars call a muscle issue.
Seguin returns, Garbutt out
Tyler Seguin returned to the lineup after missing the last two games with concussion-like symptoms. Seguin, who centered Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley, had no points, logged 21:45 of ice time and had seven shots on goal.
Stars forward Ryan Garbutt, who took a puck off his foot and sat out the third period in Tuesday’s game at Chicago, did not play Thursday in Toronto. Dustin Jeffrey took his spot on the line with Antoine Roussel and Vernon Fiddler.
“[Connauton] skated well and was in on a few chances. Maybe playing a few games in a row will give him a little bit of confidence,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. “Oleksiak stepped in and played a real strong game for us for a young D, too.”
*The Stars are 4-5 in games settled beyond regulation. They are 1-2 in four-on-four overtime and 3-3 in shootouts.
*The Stars registered a season-high 50 shots on goal.
*The Stars are 0-2-2 this season when they register 40 or more shots in a game.
*Alex Goligoski led the Stars with 30:13 of ice time.
*The Stars were 1-4 on the power play. They’ve scored on the power play in consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 12-15.
*The Stars were 1-2 on the penalty kill.
*The Stars are 5-3-1 vs. the Eastern Conference.