The Dallas Stars, losers in seven of their last eight, got two more unfortunate results on Thursday, announcing that Patrick Sharp would miss the next 5-7 days with an injury, while Jordie Benn would miss 1-2 weeks.
Both ailments are of the lower-body variety, per the Dallas Morning-News.
Sharp’s injury likely came last game out, a 5-3 loss to Nashville. He finished with just 11:11 of ice time, the lowest among all Stars skaters.
Benn played just over 13 minutes against the Preds.
With Sharp out of the lineup, the Stars had a decidedly different look taking line rushes on Thursday morning. One of the bigger developments was Valeri Nichushkin taking a turn on the top line next to Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, a spot often filled by Sharp.