Bishop will start Sunday in Vegas.
Bishop will start Friday vs. the Sharks.
Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Stars win in Vancouver last Saturday. The Stars gave him a few extra days off by giving Anton Khudobin a start on Monday. In Bishop’s last four games, the Stars netminder has made 96 saves on 100 shots (.960 SV%) while going 3-0-0 in the process. Tonight he faces an underperforming Sharks team that is 5-7-3 on the road this season.
Hanzal (back) has been cleared to make his season debut; could play Friday.
Hanzal has missed the first 28 games of the season but could play in the Stars next game on Friday. Hanzal has been sidelined since undergoing back surgery last March. The 31-year-old centre has always had a tough time with injury but had a difficult time offensively in his first year in Dallas too—registering just 10 points (5G / 5A) in 38 games.
Nichushkin will draw into the Stars lineup on Monday.
Nichushkin was a healthy scratch in Vancouver on Sunday but will replace Gemel Smith on Monday. Nichushkin has just four assists in 21 games this season.
Ritchie will draw back into the Stars lineup on Monday.
Ritchie has been a healthy scratch for the last five games, but he will replace Blake Comeau (personal) in the lineup on Monday. It has been a tough season for the former first-round pick, who has collected a single assist in 14 games.
Comeau (personal) will come out of the Stars lineup on Monday.
Comeau’s wife is in labour so he will come out of the lineup vs. the Oilers. Brett Ritchie will replace Comeau on the Stars’ fourth line.
Khudobin will start Monday vs. the Stars.
Khudobin allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Stars wi in Calgary last Wednesday. Despite a great outing from Ben Bishop on Saturday, the Stars will be cautious with their No.1 netminder in his return from an injury. Khudobin went 4-4-2 with a 2.83 GAA and .914 SV% in 10 appearances in November.
Bishop will start Saturday afternoon in Vancouver.
Bishop gave up one goal on 13 shots before leaving the Stars game in New York on November 19th. Bishop ended up missed the last five games with a lower-body injury but returns to the crease this afternoon. The 32-year-old is 3-3-0 with a 2.44 GAA and .919 SV% in seven road starts this season.
Source: Mike Heika 12/1/18, 10:46 am EST
The Stars have activated Ben Bishop (lower-body) from IR.
Bishop missed five games with a lower-body injury but is set to return to the crease on Saturday. Bishop has been solid this year, posting a 2.33 GAA, .923 SV% and two shutouts in 15 games.
The Stars have assigned Landon Bow to Texas (AHL).
With Ben Bishop returning to the Stars crease on Saturday, Bow heads back to Texas. He is 6-3-1 with a 2.81 GAA and .896 SV% in 12 AHL games this season.
Bishop (lower-body) is expected to return on Saturday.
Bishop has missed the last five games but head coach Jim Montgomery said that “Ben looks like he is a player for Saturday.” Bishop has been impressive this season, posting a 2.33 GAA, .923 SV% and two shutouts in 15 games.
Khudobin will start against the Flames on Wednesday.
Khudobin stopped 30 of 31 shots in the Stars 1-0 loss in Edmonton last night. Khudobin was great but it wasn’t enough to walk away with the win. With Ben Bishop still out, Khudobin will start for the second straight night but draws a tough matchup in Calgary. The Flames have won four of their last five and are eighth in the NHL in goals (3.38 GF/pg).
Source: Mike Heika 11/28/18, 7:23 pm EST
Khudobin will start Tuesday in Edmonton.
Khudobin allowed three goals on 36 shots in the Stars loss in Colorado on Saturday. With Ben Bishop still out, Khudobin will make his fourth consecutive start on Tuesday. His previous three outings have not gone well, as Khudobin has gone 1-2-0 with a 4.89 GAA and .859 SV%. With his recent struggles and a meeting with Connor McDavid, Khudobin is best to be left on the bench.
Source: Mike Heika 11/27/18, 3:40 pm EST
Bishop (lower-body) returned to the ice on Monday.
Bishop has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury, but his return to the ice on Monday is a good sign that Bishop could be back this week. The Stars have a back-to-back on Tuesday/Wednesday, so a return on Wednesday would be ideal, so Anton Khudobin doesn’t have to start two nights in a row.
Hanley will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Hanley has been in the lineup for seven straight games, but will be replaced by Julius Honka on Saturday. Hanley has no points this season.
Source: Mike Heika 11/24/18, 2:51 pm EST
Honka will be back in the Stars lineup on Saturday.
Honka has been out of the lineup for the last two games, but will replace Joel Hanley in Colorado. Honka is known as an offensive-defenseman, but has just three assists and 25 shots while averaging 14:18 TOI/gm in 18 games this season.
Source: Mike Heika 11/24/18, 2:47 pm EST
Khudobin will start Saturday in Colorado.
Khudobin allowed four goals on 33 shots in the Stars win over the Senators on Friday. With Ben Bishop still out, Khudobin will start his third straight game. He has struggled in the previous two, allowing a combined nine goals on 49 shots (.816 SV%). You add in a matchup vs. an Avalanche team that is first in goal-scoring (3.77 GF/pg) and you should leave Khudobin on the bench.
Source: Mike Heika 11/24/18, 3:18 pm EST
Ritchie will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Fedun will draw into the Stars lineup on Friday.
Shore (lower-body) will return to the Stars lineup on Friday.
Shore has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury that he suffered on November 12th. Shore has picked up 11 points (5G / 6A) in 18 games this season and will skate on a line with Jason Spezza and Roope Hintz on Friday.