Dillon Misses Game With Lower Body Injury

Saturday, 03.1.2014 / 7:39 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Dillon Misses Game With Lower Body Injury

Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon missed Saturday’s game with a lower body injury. Dillon, who suffered the injury in Thursday’s game against Carolina, is listed as day to day.

“Hopefully it is just a couple more days,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said.

With Dillon out, Aaron Rome was back in the lineup after being scratched in the Stars’ last three games and in four of the last five.

Ruff takes puck to face during game

Stars coach Lindy Ruff got dinged up in Saturday’s game, taking a puck to the face in the third period and suffering a cut between his eyes.

“I was just slow with the right hand. I saw it coming, but I will no longer be playing first base,” Ruff said.

Ruff toughed it out, staying on the bench.

“I’ll tell you what, I’ve been hit a lot harder,” Ruff said. “That was a little smack of the puck. I’ve taken a few more than that one there. It wasn’t bad.”

Ellis to start one of next two

The Stars have back-to-back games vs. Buffalo (Monday) and at Columbus (Tuesday), and Stars coach Lindy Ruff said backup goaltender Dan Ellis will start one of the two games. Ellis’ last start was Feb. 1 at Anaheim.

Notes

*The Stars outshot the Lightning 41-21, marking the ninth time they’ve recorded 40 or more shots in a game. They are 1-5-3 in those games.

*Tyler Seguin led the Stars with seven shots on goal. Trevor Daley was next with five.

*Tampa Bay blocked 25 shots in the game. Defenseman Michael Kostka was tops on the Lightning with five blocked shots.

*The Stars were 0-3 on the power play in the game. They are 1-26 on the power play over the last seven games.

*The Stars were 2-2 on the penalty kill and are 18-19 on the PK over the last six games.

*The Stars won 36 of 69 (52 percent) of faceoffs. Rich Peverley was 6-6. Jamie Benn won 7 of 14. Vernon Fiddler won 6 of 14. Cody Eakin won 7 of 17.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Erik ColeCody EakinRich Peverley
Antoine RousselVernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt
Ray WhitneyShawn HorcoffAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennSergei Gonchar
Kevin ConnautonAaron Rome

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Injured: Brenden Dillon (lower body), Stephane Robidas (leg)

Scratched: None

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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