It was all going so well for the Stars — they eked out a win last night in St. Louis to force Game 7 at home in Dallas, where Tyler Seguin had been skating in the hopes of dressing for the first time this series.
You’ll note I said it was going well.
On Tuesday, Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff updated the status of his injured star center, and it wasn’t the update Stars fans wanted to hear:
The injury — which, Dallas has stressed, is not related to the lacerated Achilles Seguin suffered late in the regular season — has kept No. 91 from all but one of the Stars’ playoff games this spring. Seguin suited up for Game 2 of the Minnesota series, but looked ineffective in limited minutes.
There was some optimism Seguin could be ready for tomorrow’s game after he suited up in practice on Tuesday.
If Dallas wants to try and salvage some of that optimism, it could take solace in the fact Seguin could be ready to return should the Stars dispatch of the Blues, and qualify for their first conference final since 2008.