The Stars signed Landon Bow to a one-year, two-way contract.
Bow was 12-11-3 with a 3.31 GAA and .895 SV% in 30 games with the Texas Stars (AHL) in 2020. Bow is fourth on the Stars goaltending depth chart, sitting behind Ben Bishop, Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger. Bow has two career NHL appearances.
The Stars have signed Denis Gurianov to a two-year contract worth $5.1 million ($2.55 M AAV).
Gurianov made the jump to the NHL in 2020 and used his great shot to score 20 goals with nine assists (29 points) in 64 regular seasons games. Once the NHL returned to play he flourished in the postseason, picking up 17 points (9G / 8A) in 27 games. He has a chance to become a 25-25 player in the Stars' top-6 in 2021.
The Stars have signed Radek Faksa to a five-year deal worth $16.25 million ($3.25M AAV).
The Stars have signed Joel L'Esperance to a two-year, two-way contract.
The Stars have signed Mark Pysyk to a one-year contract worth $750K.
Pysyk served as a forward and defenseman for the Panthers in 2020, finishing the season with career-highs in goals (9) and points (18) in just 58 games. Pysyk will likely serve as a third-pairing defenseman in Dallas but could play forward in a pinch.
The Stars have signed Anton Khudobin to a three-year contract worth $10.0 million ($3.33M AAV).
After being allowed to hit the open market, Khudobin circled back and re-signed with the Stars. At the age of 34 and after an 11-year career, this is the longest contract that he's ever signed. A season ago, Khudobin led the NHL with a .930 SV% and and had a 2.69 GAA and .917 SV% in 25 playoff starts during the Stars run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Given Ben Bishop's injury history, Khudobin figures to a get a good number of starts again in 2021, making him a low-end No.2/high-end No.3 fantasy netminder.
Seguin sustained a torn labrum in his hip during the playoffs and is exploring options for possible surgery, which could carry a recovery time of four months.
The Stars have signed Andrej Sekera to a two-year, $3 million ($1.5 million AAV) contract extension.
The Stars signed Sekera to a one-year deal last July and the veteran performed well enough to earn a two-year extension. The 34-year-old had two goals and six assists (eight points) in 57 games while ranking fourth among Stars defensemen in blocked shots (75) and sixth in hits (34).
Sekera (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Game 6.
Khudobin led the Stars onto the ice for warmups for Game 6.
Sekera will be a game-time decision in Game 6 vs. the Lightning.
Sekera left Game 5 temporarily after getting hurt on a shot block but managed to finish the game. Sekera has been listed as a game-time decision got Game 6 but it seems likely that he will play. If he can't, look for Taylor Fedun to re-join the lineup.
Faksa is "unfit to play" in Game 6 vs. the Lightning.
Faksa has not appeared in a game during the series, so it's not surprising that he won't be available for a must-win Game 6. Nicholas Caamano will stick in the lineup with Faksa out.
Hintz is "unfit to play" in Game 6 vs. the Lightning.
Hintz will miss his second straight game with an injury that he suffered while crashing into the boards in Game 5. With Hintz still out, Justin Dowling will remain in the lineup for the second straight game.
Caamano is expected to draw into the Stars lineup for Game 3.
Comeau is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 3 vs. the Lightning.
Khudobin led the Stars onto the ice for warmups for Game 3.
Comeau is not on the ice for the Stars morning skate and is questionable to play in Game 3.
Comeau was forced to leave Game 2 following a collision at centre ice. He left the ice hunched over and did not return to the game. His absence from Wednesday's morning skate suggests that Comeau will not be available for Game 3 vs. the Lightning.
Khudobin led the Stars onto the ice for warmups.
Hintz is expected to play in Game 2 vs. the Lightning.
Hintz was hobbled by a Mikhail Sergachev shot in the late stages of Game 1 but head coach Rick Bowness expects him to play on Monday. Hintz had an assists in 11:11 TOI in Game 1 and now has 12 points (2G / 10A) in 22 playoff games.
Source: Mike Heika 09/21/20, 1:22 pm EST
Hintz is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Game 5 vs. Vegas.
Source: Ryan Moir 09/14/20, 7:33 pm EST