The Dallas Stars’ run of injuries hasn’t ended even with the World Cup of Hockey winding down.
Training camps are starting up, so that’s a new way that the team can encounter bad luck, and it didn’t take much time for the hits to keep coming. Cody Eakin suffered a lower-body injury that’s apparently bad enough to sideline him for six weeks, according to the team.
That same announcement revealed that Devin Shore will miss “some time.”
Before that bad Eakin news leaked through, head coach Lindy Ruff tried to spin the injuries as positively as possible, as the Dallas Morning News noted.
“We’ve got a little bit of the injury bug hitting us, but you’ve got to get through it,” Ruff said. “I’d rather have it now than three or four weeks from now.”
In case you’re wondering, Ruff didn’t pass around bubble wrap to everyone in the Stars’ locker room after making that statement.
Eakin has only missed four games over the last four seasons, so this injury bug is becoming quite the epidemic for the Stars.