Jagr, 43, practiced Monday and said he felt well enough to return to the lineup after missing the previous two games because of a lower-body injury. Jagr last played Oct. 27 against the Colorado Avalanche but said the injury could go back to Oct. 13, when he strained a hip flexor against the Carolina Hurricanes.
"Something was wrong and it shot down my right side, the hamstring, my back, my core," Jagr said. "They just didn't work together. I knew it, but didn't have time to fix it.
"The hip flexor; that's where it started. Then it just got worse and worse."
Benn shared first in the NHL with nine goals and led the League with 17 points, helping the Stars (9-2-0, 18 points) match their best 11-game start to a season in franchise history (also 1996-97 and 2006-07). He recorded at least one point in nine of his 11 appearances, including a six-game point streak to open the campaign (6-4—10). Benn also registered six multi-point performances, highlighted by a pair of three-point games (Oct. 17 at FLA: 2-1—3 and Oct. 27 vs. ANA: 0-3—3) as well as two game-winning goals (Oct. 20 at PHI: 1-1—2 and Oct. 29 vs. VAN: 1-1—2). The 26-year-old Victoria, B.C., native and reigning Art Ross Trophy winner has spent his entire NHL career with the Stars, compiling 160-216—376 in 437 outings – that includes 16-16—32 in his past 17 appearances dating to last season.
NEW YORK –Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Landon Ferraro during NHL Game No. 158 in Ottawa on Saturday, October 31, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 11:08 of the second period. Stone was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.
Tarasenko did not play Saturday against the Minnesota Wild because of a lower-body injury. He was hurt during the second period of the Blues' game Oct. 29 against the Anaheim Ducks. He returned to finish that game.
Tarasenko leads the Blues with six goals and 10 points. At practice Monday he skated at right wing on a line with left wing Alexander Steen and center Jori Lehtera.
Marchand shared first in the NHL with four goals and added a pair of assists to lead the Bruins (6-3-1, 13 points) to a trio of wins, extending the club's point streak to seven contests (6-0-1). He posted 1-1—2 in a 6-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes Oct. 27, the team's first home win of the season. Marchand then scored twice, including the game-winning goal, in a 3-1 triumph over the Florida Panthers Oct. 30.
Introducing the new official NHL App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms, including a redesigned league-wide scoreboard, expanded news coverage, searchable video highlights, individual team experiences* and more. The new NHL App on your tablet also introduces new offerings such as 60fps video, Multitasking** and Picture-in-Picture.
*Available only for smartphones
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