FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars will be without Radek Faksa against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday after the center sustained a lower-body injury in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Faksa will miss at least two games, but the team might have caught a break since the All-Star break will allow more time to heal.
“It doesn’t look like it’s serious, that’s the good news,” Ruff said. “And we have a break, so we might of got away with one there.”
Faksa has 22 points this season and has been one of the Stars best face-off men. Ruff wanted to use Faksa for the opening face-off of overtime against Washington, but he was unavailable due to the injury. Jason Spezza lost the draw to Jay Beagle, who scored the game-winning goal 19 seconds into overtime.
Tyler Seguin missed practice on Monday due to illness and may miss Tuesday’s game.
“Yea, there is concern,” Ruff said. “I think any time you can’t practice and you’re sick, there is concern. It depends on what today is like. Whether he can eat, sleep, all that goes into whether he can play.”
Seguin will be assessed again on Tuesday morning and could be a game-time decision.
Stars captain Jamie Benn also missed practice on Monday after breaking his nose against Washington. Ruff said Benn will play against Minnesota and missing practice was just a precaution.
With the injuries Dallas could have Jiri Hudler and Lauri Korpikoski back in the lineup.