The Stars’ season has not been off to the hottest start. The Stars are 1-3-1 in the first 5 games of the season and the team is already down 3 players.
Although Jason Dickinson, who was injured by a cross-check against the Boston Bruins, skated with the Stars on Thursday before their game against the Calgary Flames. Corey Perry skated with the team as well but didn’t take part in rushes, Perry has been out since last season after suffering a broken foot.
The Stars have always been hit by an “Injury Bug” in the early season but this year the Injury Bug came early. Last season, the Stars lost 7 players to injury by the middle of November. Now with Comeau, Polak, Dickinson, and Perry down, not to mention Martin Hanzal and Stephen Johns who are on the LTIR, this is the time for the young players to prove their skills.
Roope Hintz has been shining with 5 points, 4 of which were goals, in the first 5 games, averaging 17:03 with a +3 rating. Hintz’s played 58 regular-season games last year and snagged 22 points but in playoffs, he had 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists) in 13 games. The kid is making a name for himself, not only in Dallas but in the whole NHL.
Mattias Janmark is already tied for 2nd in points on the season. He has 1 goal and 2 assists in 5 games. He’s averaging 14:12 and has an 88.9% face-off win percentage. Janmark played in 81 games last season with 25 points, so he’s already off to a promising start for this season.
Last, but not least, is Nicholas Caamano, who did fantastic in the preseason. Caamano has played in 4 games and picked up his first NHL against the Washinton Capitals. The kid works hard on the ice and is definitely fighting for a permanent place on the roster.
The injury bug can’t get these Stars down, the season has just begun so there is still time to turn this around.
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