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Stars' Chiasson leaves with injury

Monday, 04.15.2013 / 9:50 PM / News

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGODallas Stars rookie forward Alex Chiasson left Monday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center early in the second period with an upper-body injury and the team said his return is questionable.

Chiasson, who plays right wing on the Stars' top line, took a hit from Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson at 1:03 of the middle period. Chiasson scored six goals and added an assist in the first six games of his NHL career since being recalled on April 2 by Dallas from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

Chiasson is the first player in franchise history to score six goals in his first six games with the team; he is the first NHL player to do it since Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin scored seven times in his first six games during the 2006-07 season.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round