Cole Sits Out With Upper Body Injury

Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 7:23 PM CT / 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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 74 27 44 -4 71
T. Seguin 64 33 34 -1 67
J. Spezza 74 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 57 10 27 7 37
C. Eakin 70 17 17 -2 34
A. Goligoski 74 4 30 0 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 68 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 70 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 72 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 14 10 .908 2.82
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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