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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 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 61 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 61 14 37 -3 51
E. Cole 56 18 14 4 32
J. Klingberg 47 10 22 4 32
T. Daley 58 16 15 -11 31
A. Hemsky 55 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 61 2 24 4 26
C. Eakin 58 12 13 -3 25
A. Roussel 59 11 11 -11 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 9 .906 2.96
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
 
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