Seguin ‘irritated something’ in Game 2, stayed in Dallas, won’t play tonight

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As the Stars-Wild series shifts to Minnesota for tonight’s pivotal Game 3, Dallas will once again be without Tyler Seguin.

But this time, the absence might not be related to his lacerated Achilles.

Seguin, who didn’t travel with the club to Minnesota for tonight’s game, “irritated something that rendered him not effective” in Saturday’s Game 2 win, per Stars head coach Lindy Ruff.

“He’s day-to-day,” Ruff went on to explain. “It’s related to his injury. Not his injury, but it is kind of related. Might be kind of a fallout of all of a sudden playing at a high pace.”

Seguin, who missed significant time at the end of the regular season and Game 1 of this series with the aforementioned Achilles issue, had a limited role in Saturday’s win — no points and just one shot on goal in 15:40 of ice time.

With Seguin out, the Stars look like they’ll ice a top line of Jamie Benn, Cody Eakin and Patrick Sharp this evening.

In related lineup news, defenseman Kris Russell is unlikely to play tonight, due to illness. If he can’t go, look for Jordie Benn to draw in.

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