Friday night’s 2-0 win over the Florida Panthers was a costly one for the Dallas Stars.
The club announced Saturday that Tyler Seguin will miss 3-6 weeks with a knee injury as a result of a hit from Panthers’ defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. Kulikov has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety and is expected to be suspended five or more games.
Additionally, Patrick Eaves suffered a concussion after taking a puck to the head during the third period.
“Eaves went home. His scans were negative, which is great news,” said Stars’ coach Lindy Ruff per The Dallas Morning News. “No fractures or nothing. He’s feeling better, so just a little bit on the concussion side, so that was great news.”
Both Eaves and Seguin were placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Ales Hemsky left the game against the Panthers after just three shifts in the first period with a lower body injury.
“Hemsky is seeing the doctor and is having a procedure this morning that might help him, and he might be back right away,” said Ruff. “We’ll know more come Monday.
“He could play as soon as next week and really just miss a couple of days, and that’s it.”
Dallas is in Colorado tonight and St. Louis on Tuesday night before returning home.