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Stars Lose Aaron Rome to Lower Body Injury

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 1:30 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars Lose Aaron Rome to Lower Body Injury
The Dallas Stars suffered another injury on the blue line Monday night in Denver, losing defenseman Aaron Rome in the first period.

The Dallas Stars suffered another injury on the blue line Monday night in Denver, losing defenseman Aaron Rome in the first period.

Rome left about 14 minutes into the game after getting tangled up with Colorado forward Jamie McGinn near the benches. The Stars announced he had a lower body injury.

“It’s the same [injury] that he suffered in practice about ten days ago,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. “It looks like he is going to be out.”

Rome, who missed the start of the season due to offseason hip surgeries, was playing in just his third game of the season.

The Stars are already without defensemen Stephane Robidas (broken leg) and Trevor Daley (high-ankle sprain).

Jordie Benn, who was a healthy scratch Monday, is likely to slide back into the lineup Tuesday night against Colorado.

Quotable: Lindy Ruff

“Every goal was the result of us turning the puck over or just bad coverage. We’ve got some young defense that are playing in some bigger places, and I’ve got to get them in a better spot because we lost a guy (Aaron Rome) early and guys needed to step up. A couple of them were just simple coverage plays that we let people go, and it hurt us bad.”

Notes

*The Stars are 4-5-3 in their last 12 games.

*The Stars are 3-7-3 vs. the Central Division.

*Colorado is 9-3-1 vs. the Central Division.

*Colorado outshot the Stars 48-33. The 48 shots were a season-high for Colorado. The 48 shots against were the second highest total allowed by the Stars this season.

*The six goals against were a season-high for Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who fell to 2-5-3 in his last ten decisions.

*The Stars were 0-5 on the power play and 5-5 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 24 of 52 (46 percent) of faceoffs in the game. Shawn Horcoff won 8 of 12. Cody Eakin won 8 of 13. Jamie Benn won 5 of 12. Rich Peverley won 1 of 8.

*Colton Sceviour led the Stars with 5 shots on goal. Sceviour has 10 shots in his two games with the Stars this season.

*Kevin Connauton scored his first NHL goal in the game.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik ColeCody EakinAlex Chiasson
Ray WhitneyRich PeverleyRyan Garbutt
Antoine RousselShawn HorcoffColton Sceviour

Alex GoligoskiBrenden Dillon
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar
Kevin Connauton
Jamie Oleksiak

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Injured: Vernon Fiddler (upper body), Trevor Daley (ankle), Stephane Robidas (leg)

Scratched: Jordie Benn, Dustin Jeffrey

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 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 50 31 17 2 155 115 64
5 SJS 50 27 17 6 139 135 60
6 WPG 51 26 17 8 142 132 60
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 50 27 20 3 144 129 57
9 LAK 49 21 16 12 134 132 54
10 DAL 49 23 19 7 157 159 53
11 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 49 17 26 6 113 168 40
14 EDM 50 13 28 9 115 166 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 49 28 28 1 56
J. Benn 49 16 29 -2 45
J. Spezza 49 9 27 -6 36
T. Daley 46 12 13 -8 25
J. Klingberg 35 9 15 9 24
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 49 1 22 9 23
A. Roussel 49 11 11 -2 22
C. Eakin 46 9 13 7 22
A. Hemsky 46 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 21 11 7 .905 2.96
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
 
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