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Cole Sits Out With Upper Body Injury

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 8:23 PM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Cole Sits Out With Upper Body Injury
Erik Cole missed Saturday afternoon\u2019s game with an upper body injury. Cole, who is listed as day to day, was injured in Thursday\u2019s game at Philadelphia.

Dallas Stars forward Erik Cole missed Saturday afternoon’s game with an upper body injury. Cole, who is listed as day to day, was injured in Thursday’s game at Philadelphia.

“He suffered a little bit of a minor injury in the game,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “We didn’t know until this morning whether he’d be ready to go and he wasn’t able to. We’ll get some further tests on him tomorrow. It was kind of the same thing he was hampered with earlier in the year.”

Alex Chiasson was questionable going into the game with an undisclosed injury, but he did play. Shawn Horcoff returned to the lineup after missing four games with a broken pinkie finger.

Senators lose Ryan

The Ottawa Senators lost forward Bobby Ryan in the third period of Saturday’s game when he collided with Stars forward Cody Eakin and then slammed hard into the end boards. Ryan was down on the ice for a short time before being helped to the Senators’ locker room. Senators coach Paul MacLean didn’t have much of an update after the game.

“Not at this time. We’re not sure. It’s kind of up in the air,” Ryan said. “It’s not something that’s definite. It’s just a re-aggravation of something. We’ll see how it is tomorrow.”

Notes

*The Stars are 6-1-1 in their last eight home games.

*The Stars improved to 6-5-1 since the Olympic break.

*The Stars are 2-5-3 when they register 40 or more shots in a game.

*The Stars outshot the Senators 44-27.

*Jamie Benn led the Stars with six shots on goal.

*The Stars were 0-5 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill.

*The Stars won 29 of 59 faceoffs (49 percent). Tyler Seguin won 8 of 13. Vernon Fiddler won 7 of 13. Jamie Benn won 6 of 13. Cody Eakin won 6 of 16. Ottawa’s Zack Smith won 15 of 21.

*Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson logged a game-high 30:12 of ice time.

*Stars captain Jamie Benn scored his 30th goal of the season. Benn has scored a goal in six of the last eight games and has seven goals during that stretch.

*Tyler Seguin picked up an assist to run his points streak to eight games (six goals, nine assists, 15 points).

*Stars defenseman Jordie Benn registered two assists for the first multi-point game of his career.

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Ray WhitneyCody EakinColton Sceviour
Antoine RousselVernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt
Shawn HorcoffChris MuellerAlex Chiasson

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Jordie BennBrenden Dillon
Aaron RomeSergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Tim Thomas

Scratched: Kevin Connauton

Injured: Erik Cole (upper body), Rich Peverley (irregular heartbeat)

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

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 64 41 16 7 192 155 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 64 31 25 8 179 181 70
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 63 23 37 -3 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 63 15 37 -5 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 60 16 17 -10 33
J. Klingberg 49 10 23 1 33
C. Eakin 60 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 57 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 63 2 24 1 26
A. Roussel 61 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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