Skip to content

Stars’ Fiddler (upper body) out this week

Dec 10, 2013, 12:25 AM EST

Comments Off
fiddlergetty Getty Images

The Dallas Stars will be without Vernon Fiddler for this coming week because of an upper-body injury, head coach Lindy Ruff announced on Monday.

Ruff doesn’t expect the rock-solid two-way center to miss a ton of time, but he did say that the 33-year-old will be re-evaluated at the end of this week to see where he’s at.

The Stars moved young forward Cody Eakin into Fiddler’s spot between Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt after Fiddler was injured on Saturday.

Dallas has been hit hard by injuries lately, especially to the Stars’ defense. Nasty spills leave Stephane Robidas sidelined for four-to-six months while Trevor Daley is week-to-week. Even top-line forward Tyler Seguin missed some time with a concussion before returning last week.

You won’t hear Ruff complaining about it, though.

“Every team deals with it,” Ruff said. “Early on we didn’t deal with a lot and now we’ve dealt with two pretty serious ones on the backend. It doesn’t look like Fidds will be a long time, so it’s something we’ve got to get through, other guys have to elevate their play and fill bigger holes.”

Latest Posts
  1. Goalie nods: Slumping Bernier back in for Leafs

    Jan 28, 2015, 2:15 PM EST

    Jonathan Bernier AP

    News and notes from around the crease…

  2. Isles’ Clutterbuck latest to be fined for diving

    Jan 28, 2015, 1:51 PM EST

    Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders Getty Images

    An incident against Philly on Jan. 19 was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

  3. Sabres GM bemoans ‘very, very quiet’ trade market

    Jan 28, 2015, 1:39 PM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers Getty Images

    Chris Stewart remains a member of the worst team in the NHL.

  4. Devils to celebrate 20th anniversary of first Stanley Cup title

    Jan 28, 2015, 1:11 PM EST

    The Stanley Cup-NJ Devils, on Letterman Getty Images

    “That was a team with tremendous character, with great coaches, great players and quality individuals. “

  5. Report: No punishment for Emelin after boarding Spezza

    Jan 28, 2015, 12:51 PM EST

    Jason Spezza Jason Spezza

    Habs’ d-man was tossed from Tuesday night’s game.

  6. No hearing scheduled for Kesler after ‘dirty play’ on Dorsett

    Jan 28, 2015, 11:52 AM EST

    Anaheim Ducks v Vancouver Canucks Anaheim Ducks v Vancouver Canucks

    “It shouldn’t be a part of hockey,” said Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.

  7. Why NHL fans — no matter where they live — should care about the plunging Canadian dollar

    Jan 28, 2015, 11:51 AM EST

    money money

    Could be bad news. Could be good. All depends who you cheer for.

  8. Welcome Matt Bartkowski to the trade rumor mill

    Jan 28, 2015, 11:33 AM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Boston Bruins Getty Images

    Boston d-man has struggled this season, but could be on the move by Mar. 2.

  9. NHL on NBCSN: Faltering Kings face rival Blackhawks

    Jan 28, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

    Drew Doughty, Patrick Sharp Drew Doughty, Patrick Sharp

    Los Angeles is currently out of the West’s top eight.

  10. Sabres lift Zadorov suspension

    Jan 28, 2015, 11:16 AM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Tampa Bay Lightning Buffalo Sabres v Tampa Bay Lightning

    “Show up to your job, and you’re off suspension.”

  11. Canucks’ Dorsett suffers upper body injury in loss to the Ducks

    Jan 28, 2015, 1:45 AM EST

    Derek Dorsett Getty Images

    Vancouver has now been shutout in back-to-back home games.

  12. Letang’s five assists help the Pens past the Jets

    Jan 28, 2015, 1:00 AM EST

    Kris Letang Getty Images

    Pittsburgh was without Crosby and Malkin.

Featured video

Who will excite most in All-Star game?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Malkin (3611)
  2. S. Crosby (3608)
  3. K. Letang (3511)
  4. S. Bobrovsky (2971)
  5. P. Hornqvist (2632)
  1. C. Price (2564)
  2. T. Johnson (2358)
  3. P. Rinne (2134)
  4. J. Ortio (2004)
  5. M. Richards (1865)