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Jamie Benn returns to Dallas Stars lineup

Mar 16, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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It looks like the Dallas Stars will finally boast (more or less) their full-fledged lineup on Saturday night.

There was more than a bit of doubt that top center Jamie Benn would sit out another game with a wrist injury, but various sources confirm that he’s playing against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Some wondered if Benn, 23, suffered an injury from a controversial Martin Hanzal hit on March 9, but the impact player insists it’s a wrist issue that happened earlier in the contest.

Benn’s had an up-an-down season after he came to terms with a new deal with the Stars. His 16 points in 19 games is solid enough, but he was on a bit of a cold streak before the injury, being held pointless in four of five games.

With Ray Whitney finally back in the lineup and Erik Cole settling in, we’ll get a chance to see how good (or bad) Dallas really is in 2013.

  1. einjzmolf - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Crowd’s chanting let’s go hawks in dallas. Wow. Just wow.

  2. sjsharks66 - Mar 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Bandwagoners, they will jump on the next team that has a streak. Think they can exchange those Chicago jerseys for Blue Jackets ones?

  3. eaststsfb - Mar 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Sjsharks, shut up.

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