Richards was left behind Monday after injuring himself in Sunday's home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Without revealing the nature of the injury, Dallas coach Marc Crawford said that Richards will miss Tuesday's game against Edmonton, but could join the team later in the trip.
"He suffered an injury on the last shift of the game on a hit in the neutral zone," Crawford told reporters. "He's not feeling 100 percent today. Brad would like to join us but we think it is the best measure for him to stay behind and get him back to 100 percent before he rejoins the club. We're going to be cautious here and not only what is best for Brad Richards but also for the Dallas Stars."
Richards has a team-best 24 goals and leads the club in scoring with 63 points.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie