Archive for the ‘Injuries’ Category

And we thought it couldn’t get any worse

April 3, 2009

Yet again, I have been proven wrong.

First off, I will apologize for lack of updates; last Saturday I had previous made plans with friends for a birthday, and all this last week I was serving jury duty.

So what’s been going on?  Well, since the last game I updated the Stars are 1-2-1.  Great run for the playoffs, guys.

How did it get worse?  Heika is now reporting that more than likely, Turco will NOT play in the final home game of the season tomorrow night against the Blue.  UM WHAT?!  An undisclosed lower-body injure.  Are you serious Hockey Gods?  What is this nonesense?  It is undeserved!  

Mike Modano was also on the ticket this morning, saying he is unsure if he will return for the 09-10 season.  Why…WHY MO!!  Don’t. Leave. Me.

I just have one question..

March 28, 2009

Why?  What did the Stars do to the Hockey Gods to deserve such a fate this season?

I know you shouldn’t use injuries as an excuse, but it’s getting to the point that what else can you say?

As if we didn’t already have enough injures this season, we lose Daley and Barch Thursday and Fistric and Robidas tonight.

It’s too much.  Was it because we signed Sean Avery?  Evil.

Petersen out a month

February 24, 2009

Toby Petersen will be out at least a month due to a broken bone in his foot.  This couldn’t come at a worst time with all the injuries the Stars have already sustained.

In better news, the club has recalled forward Chris Conner.  Here’s hoping we get to see another round of the Neal-Modano-Conner line.

If the Stars Insider could stop showing the same Ice Girls segment every week, I’d appreciate it.

Uh oh B-Rad

February 17, 2009

I was out running errands yesterday, so I didn’t get to watch the game but I heard it.  Yay for winnings, but boo for Brad Richards leaving the game injured.

What’s even more boo about this situation, is that TSN is reporting that he has a broken wrist and could be out 6-8 weeks.  GAH.  Could we stop being attacked with injuries please?

Anyway, I recorded the game, so I’ll watch it and post a real recap tonight or tomorrow (if I can tear myself away from Mario Kart WFC that is)

2 swedes placed on IR; TSN reviews Stars top 12 prospects

December 31, 2008

First off, Joel Lundqvist has been placed back in injured reserve, retroactive to December 20th.  Fabian Brunnstrom was also added to the injured reserve list, him retroactive to December 27th.  Joel Lundqvist is still having problems with his shoulder and Brunnstrom has a lower body injury.  (I assume it’s to his foot considering he was wearing a protective boot at practice Sunday.  You can read the full press release on the Stars website.

TSN also wrote a list of the Stars top 12 prospects. It includes James Neal, Tom Wandell, and Raymand Sawada.  They also talk a lot about one of yours truely’s favorite players, Mark Fistric.  They even refer to him as “Shrek on skates” which is a reference I make quite frequently.

Quick practice update

December 28, 2008

Firstly, I apologize for the lack of updates.  Recaps of the last 2 games are coming tomorrow, I promise.  You know how it is with the holidays, crazy crazy crazy!

Anyway, quick note: Fabian Brunnstrom did not practice today.  He left the StarCenter with a boot on his foot, but hopefully it’s nothing serious.

Practice was extremely hard hitting today, so hard hitting in fact that after a drill between Ott and Robidas, Robi had to go sit on the bench to regain himself.  Eek.  Tomorrow shall be interesting.

Stars get 3 bodies back tonight

December 18, 2008

It’s already been a long season with so many players being out injured.  But that is starting to change, the Stars will be getting 3 players back in the line up.

Joel Lundqvist, Steve Ott and Stephane Robidas will be dressing and playing tonight.

Joel Lundqvist has been out since October 28th with a broken scapula.  He began skating with the team earlier this month, and looks like he is finally able to skate and hit without a chance of reinjuring himself.

Steve Ott has been out since November 25th after suffering a broken hand in a fight.  He went to the doctor yesterday for an update and got the green light for getting back on the ice.

Stephane Robidas has been out since December 12th after taking a puck to the face and breaking his jaw.  He finished the game, like the trooper he is, but had oral surgery and missed a week while recovering.

These three are important people for the Stars, especially on the PP and PK.  Their presence has been missed.

A few practice updates

December 15, 2008

Just got to work from practice, and here are very few notes. 

Jere Lehtinen and Joel Lundqvist both skated.  Lundy even laid at least one hit, so hopefully he is set to return to the line up soon.  Jere Lehtinen looked good, but it’s just a matter of him saying he’s ready to return.

Otter said he goes to the doctor Wednesday, so we’ll see how much longer he has to stay out after his visit.

We are running out of players

December 12, 2008

Add another to the injured list.  Due to the puck he took to the face last game, Stephane Robidas is now out at least a week with a broken jaw.  Oh. My. God.   Why do I have a feeling they’ve had to literally tie him down so he won’t play?  Because Robi is the type that I think would try to play even if he was missing an arm or leg.  “Stitch it up, I’m going back!”

The Stars had already called up Jancevski due to Zubov being injured, but Fistric is still out from his knee surgery. 

I don’t know what the Stars did to anger the Hockey Gods so, but they need to have a apology ceremony or something.  Tonight is going to be……well it’s going to be painful.

Zubov on injured reserve

December 12, 2008

Russian has, yet again, been placed on injured reserve retroactive to November 28th.  They are saying now that it is a hip injury.  Oh. My. God.  They have also called up Dan Jancevski.  I’m assuming this is because Mark Fistric is still healing from his knee surgery.

Here is the official press release

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Sergei Zubov on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 28, with a hip injury. The club also recalled defenseman Dan Jancevski from the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.

Zubov, 38, has collected four helpers in 10 appearances this season, but has missed the last five games as he continues to recover from hip surgery, for which he also missed the season’s first 12 games.

The Moscow native is the highest-scoring Russian-born defenseman in NHL history, and is the only blue-liner in the league to collect 30-or-more assists in each of the last 12 seasons. Zubov ranks 16th in NHL history in assists by a defenseman (619), and 17th among all-time blueliners in points (771), and is third among active NHL defensemen in both assists and points (behind Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom). Zubov ranks third in Stars franchise history in games played (839) and assists (438), and is just five points shy of tying Bobby Smith for fifth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list (111-438-549).

Jancevski, 27, has skated in 25 games with Hamilton this season, recording a goal and nine assists for 10 points with 34 penalty minutes. His nine helpers are the most of any Bulldogs defenseman this season.

The native of Windsor, Ont., has gone scoreless in six career NHL games, including two last season with Dallas. He also appeared in two games with the Stars during the 2005-06 season, and in two with Tampa Bay in 2007-08.

The 6-3, 218-pound defenseman was originally selected by Dallas in second-round (No. 66 overall) of the 1999 Draft. He was a member of Hamilton’s 2007 Calder Cup championship club, recording 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 22 games en route to the AHL title.