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Seguin Feeling Better, Should Play Tonight vs. Wings

Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 2:02 PM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Seguin Feeling Better, Should Play Tonight vs. Wings
Despite some players feeling under the weather, everybody was on the ice for the Dallas Stars this morning as they prepared to take on the Detroit Red Wings

Despite some players feeling under the weather, everybody was on the ice for the Dallas Stars this morning as they prepared to take on the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center tonight.

Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley, who both missed Friday’s practice due to illness, skated this morning.

“I was pretty white yesterday,” Seguin said. “I got to the rink, and they pretty much said get out of here. But I am feeling better.”

Stars coach Lindy Ruff said all the players who have been battling illness are willing to go tonight, and they’ll see where everybody is tonight.

“Everybody from the MASH unit came in this morning and is willing to play,” Ruff said. “I think a couple are doing a lot better than a couple of them, but again we’ll get through it and we’ll decide by game-time. We’ll dress extra guys and make sure that who’s here is going to be ready to play.”

Defenseman Sergei Gonchar won’t play tonight. He could return when Stars open their road trip against the New York Islanders on Monday.

“I would expect Sergei to be back on the Island,” said Ruff. “He was actually hoping maybe for tonight. My feelings were hold him out, get him real good skate today, another real good practice and he’ll be over it.”

Gonchar went out with concussion-like symptoms after getting hit in the head with a puck in the Dec. 21 game in San Jose. The symptoms are gone, so it’s a matter of conditioning at this point.

“Pretty much I was sitting and not doing anything for 10 days, so you’re losing conditioning obviously. So I’ve been getting better and better every day so we have to keep improving,” Gonchar said.

Dan Ellis was the first goaltender off the ice for the Stars this morning, so it looks like he’ll get the start tonight for the Stars. It will be his first start since Dec. 17, when he stopped 25 of 27 shots in a 3-2 win over Colorado at the AAC. Ellis is 4-0-0 at home this season with a 2.39 goals against average and .919 save percentage.

Daley skates with team

Stars defenseman Trevor Daley, who has been out since early December with a high ankle sprain, skated with the team this morning.

“First time to skate with the team, it was good to act like a regular for once,” Daley said. “It’s been a long month. I am excited to get back to practice and get some sweats.”

Daley said he expects to go through a full practice Sunday and then will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip, during which he hopes to get into a game.

Quotable: Detroit coach Mike Babcock on the Stars

“I think they’re lightning quick actually. I think Garbutt, Roussel and Cody Eakin and how do you say 43’s name? (Val Nichushkin), yeah that way. Big time speed obviously Benn is one of the best players in the league right now, he’s really dynamic with the puck, he’s magic. And so when you look at that and your franchise you have suddenly I think two upper-end players in Benn and him at a young, young age and that means starts to grow for your franchise. And to be honest with you, to get this again you’ve got to finish last or second last and to be able to do that without doing that is a special thing.”

Saturday’s game

Who: Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars
Where: American Airlines Center
When: 7:00 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

Stars projected lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Antoine RousselCody EakinRyan Garbutt
Erik ColeRich PeverleyAlex Chiasson
Shawn HorcoffVernon FiddlerRay Whitney

Alex GoligoskiBrenden Dillon
Aaron RomeJordie Benn
Kevin ConnautonCameron Gaunce

Dan Ellis
Kari Lehtonen

Red Wings projected lineup

Justin Abdelkader – Pavel Datsyuk – Todd Bertuzzi
Gustav Nyquist – Henrik Zetterberg – Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller – Joakim Andersson – Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary – Luke Glendening – Patrick Eaves

Niklas Kronwall – Brendan Smith
Alexey Marchenko – Kyle Quincey
Brian Lashoff - Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

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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