Stars Lose Aaron Rome to Lower Body Injury

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 12:30 AM CT / 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.

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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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 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
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
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