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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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 48 28 25 1 53
J. Benn 48 16 28 -2 44
J. Spezza 48 8 27 -4 35
T. Daley 45 12 12 -7 24
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 48 1 22 8 23
A. Roussel 48 11 11 -1 22
C. Eakin 45 9 13 8 22
J. Klingberg 34 7 13 8 20
A. Hemsky 45 8 11 -6 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 20 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
 
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