Tyler Seguin was back on the ice for the Stars on Saturday, but he suffered a setback.
Seguin was an All-Star last season, when he had 33 goals and 40 assists in 72 regular-season games before his left Achilles tendon was cut by a skate. He appeared in only one playoff game while the Stars advanced to the second round.
Hitchcock rolled out the same lines in practice Thursday that he used on Wednesday. Those lines had Jamie Benn at center with Gemel Smith and Alexander Radulov on his wings. Tyler Seguin centered a line with Mattias Janmark and Devin Shore.
“I like the one-two punch. We’ll see if we can make it productive, but I really do like the one-two punch,” Hitchcock said. “I thought Benn’s line was excellent yesterday and Seguin’s line was excellent today. It looks like we’ve got real potential here. I like what I see, and anytime you have size and speed through the middle of the ice it’s a good thing. That’s what we’ve got. It seems like all the good teams have a good one-two punch right now. I think that is what we want to try to establish.”
The team said Seguin had the procedure Tuesday and nfl jersey china was expected to make a full recovery in four months. On the decision to split up the top line of Benn, Seguin, and Radulov and move Benn to center, Hitchcock said he is hoping for more pop down the middle.
When Mark Scheifele of the Jets and Tyler Seguin of the Stars get together, there is going to be some rock-paper-scissors played. Scheifele was 2-0 lifetime, but Seguin won Monday. The victory was not without controversy, however.
“I’m disappointed that I can’t represent Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey,” Seguin said in a statement put out by the Dallas Stars, his NHL team. “Any time your country calls, it’s a great honor and is something every kid from Canada dreams about getting the chance to do. While I’m upset that I don’t get the opportunity to play, I understand the situation Team Canada is in with a short tournament.
The Stars said Saturday that the fracture was detected during an MRI on Friday and that Seguin will be re-evaluated in a week. Dallas made it 4-0 at 12:51 when Tyler Seguin scored on the power play. Seguin beat Johnson with a one-timer after a pass from Klingberg at the point. In a move designed to generate more offense throughout the lineup, the Dallas Stars will split up their top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov.
Hitchcock should, at the very least, instill a defensive responsibility the Stars have been lacking in their own zone for some time. Winger Jamie Benn is one year removed from being a Hart Trophy finalist and two removed from winning the Art Ross Trophy. He’s 28, but should still bounce back from a disappointing 69-point season. Center Tyler Seguin has notched 72 or more points since he came to the Stars in 2013-14, and is one of the top offensive talents around.
“Guys always talk in different languages,” Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin said. “Sometimes you just put your foot down. We’re in North America, we’re not going to have a team of cliques.”
Team Canada forward Tyler Seguin suffered a lower-body injury and will not compete in the World Cup of Hockey, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday. Seguin skated with Mattias Janmark and Devin Shore in the hopes of creating a one-two punch down the middle that would give the Islanders problems.
Benn, who takes a lot of draws anyway even when playing on the left side, will move to center with Gemel Smith on the left and Radulov on the right, while Seguin will skate between Mattias Janmark and Devin Shore. The hope is they will give defenses more than they can handle.