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No Seguin (concussion symptoms) for Stars tonight vs. ‘Hawks

Dec 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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Dallas is looking for its first win in three tries against Chicago tonight, but won’t have its leading goalscorer to help the cause.

Tyler Seguin, out with concussion-like symptoms since the last time the two sides met — a 2-1 shootout win by Chicago on Friday — will miss his second straight game when the Stars take on the ‘Hawks at the United Center on Tuesday.

Seguin will skate with the team on Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s in Toronto, head coach Lindy Ruff told the Dallas Morning News. The Stars are coming off a deflating 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton in what was Seguin’s first missed game of the year on Sunday, and now face a tall order in trying to beat a Chicago team that’s outscored Dallas 7-3 in two contests this season.

Seguin leads the Stars in goals (12) and sits second in assists (11) and points (23). Without him in the lineup, it looks as though Jamie Benn will play on a line with Cody Eakin and Alex Chiasson.

Ray Whitney will likely skate with Dustin Jeffrey and Rich Peverley, while Erik Cole should go with Shawn Horcoff and rookie Valeri Nichushkin. The fourth line will be Vern Fiddler between Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Bummer. Rooting for the kid and a fresh start in Dallas.

  2. amityvillefun - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Another star NHL player downed by concussion. Anyone spotting a trend?

    • chicagobtech - Dec 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      The only trend I see is teams are now putting concussions down on the injury report, and that players are getting benched for them. I don’t see this as an uptick in concussions, just in the reporting of them.

      • spitfisher - Dec 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        Yes and no

        there is now training in place to identify concussions easier on the ice or bench, there is now protocol in place, mandatory action if symptoms are identified. Also 5 years ago there was only a couple levels of concussion, now there is 5-6 levels( intensity).

        so what may have been referred as the player being a little woozy years ago and putting himself back on the ice, players are examined more so and concussions are easier identified.

        and without a doubt, this year there is more concussion related injuries not just reporting but its happening. If things get worse it won’t be talent that determines the Stanley cup winner, sadly it will be which team has the best replacement players.

  3. ibieiniid - Dec 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    bummed for Seguin, hopefully it’s as mild as a concussion can be and he’s back soon.
    happy for Eakin. got to see him a bit in DC, he’s a good player, glad he’s getting some top 6 (3) time.
    vomiting for my fantasy team. Quick, Datsyuk, Seguin, now Kadri…. fu–

  4. spitfisher - Dec 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    does anyone know how he got his head rung?

    • ibieiniid - Dec 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      “It was just a hit that didn’t seem like too much, but just caught him right, and he wasn’t feeling good the next morning.” –Ruff

      was in the game Friday vs the Hawks.

      • ibieiniid - Dec 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        lol “caught him right” wasn’t the best wording.

  5. darksidecowboy - Dec 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Man I was hoping he’d be back tonight against the Hawks. The Stars will need a hot start, hopefully Captain Benn or the new “scoring” dynamo Garbutt will bring it.

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