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Stars-Red Wings Notes

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 12:23 AM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Stars-Red Wings Notes
The banged up Dallas Stars defense suffered another blow when Aaron Rome left Saturday\u2019s game with an upper body injury.

The banged up Dallas Stars defense suffered another blow when Aaron Rome left Saturday’s game with an upper body injury.

Rome left the game late in the first period and did not return.

"It's an upper-body injury. He'll probably be out this week,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff.

The Stars were already without defensemen Sergei Gonchar, Trevor Daley and Stephane Robidas heading into the game. Two of those guys are closing in on returning.

Gonchar, who missed this sixth straight game due to concussion-like symptoms, has been practicing this past week and could play when the Stars open their upcoming road trip against the New York Islanders on Monday.

“I would expect Sergei to be back on the Island,” Ruff said. “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.”

Trevor Daley, who has been out almost a month with a high ankle sprain, skated with the team for the first time since the injury on Saturday morning. Daley, who said he is making progress every day, is hoping to play at some point on the Stars’ upcoming road trip.

“I’ll practice [Sunday] and then head on the road with the guys and see how she goes day to day,” Daley said. “Tomorrow’s practice will be good to get in some game-like drills and see how it goes from there. … It’s day to day. I hope one of those games on the trip I’ll get into one of them.

Notes

*The Stars are now 0-3-3 when registering 40 or more shots on goal in a game this season.

*The Stars ended their homestand 2-2-1 and are now 9-6-5 at American Airlines Center.

*The Stars are 6-5-1 against the Eastern Conference.

*The Stars were 0-7 on the power play. They 4-4 on the penalty kill and scored a shorthanded goal.

*The Stars won 37 of 59 (63 percent) of faceoffs. Jamie Benn and Cody Eakin both won 8 of 13. Rich Peverley won 9 of 16. Tyler Seguin won 5 of 5.

*Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin led the Stars with five shots on goal each.

*Alex Goligoski logged a game-high 30:22 of ice time Saturday night.

Stars 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 (starter)
Kari Lehtonen

Injured: Sergei Gonchar (concussion-like symptoms), Trevor Daley (ankle), Stephane Robidas (leg)

Scratched: Dustin Jeffrey, Chris Mueller

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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 32 25 17 8 42
J. Benn 32 10 20 1 30
J. Spezza 32 6 19 -10 25
T. Daley 32 7 9 -12 16
A. Roussel 32 7 9 -3 16
A. Goligoski 32 1 14 2 15
C. Eakin 29 6 7 2 13
S. Horcoff 32 5 7 1 12
E. Cole 31 6 5 -5 11
R. Garbutt 24 5 5 -6 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 13 7 5 .904 2.99
A. Lindback 1 5 0 .864 4.29
 
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