News started circulating Thursday around Stars forward Mattias Janmark, who had been on crutches leaving Stars practice. This would be a big blow to the number of players already out for Dallas, including Val Nichushkin who has gone back to the KHL.
Stars’ General Manager Jim Nill released a statement regarding Janmark on Friday.
This is a huge blow to the Stars lineup. Janmark played in all situations for the Stars and had a very successful rookie campaign with 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 73 regular season games, and some success in the postseason with 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 12 postseason games.
Janmark’s best skills are his foot speed and hockey senses, he never seemed to be overwhelmed with the situation at hand when on the ice. This being a knee surgery, that possibly he couldn’t even recover 100% from.
This injury will cost Janmark the regualar season, and hopefully if he falls into the 80% who fully recover from his condition, we could possibly see him in the postseason. This injury adds to the already growing number of injuries the Stars are dealing with to start the season.
Some updates on other players injured was also given by Nill on Friday.
Tyler Seguin (foot) should be ready for the start of the regular season, as well as Ales Hemsky (Groin), and Devin Shore (Ankle).
Cody Eakin (knee), and Jason Dickinson (Hip) are projected to miss the first month of the season with their injuries.
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