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Curtis McKenzie of Stars recovering from eye injury

Forward was hospitalized after game against Bruins on Thursday

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Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie returned to Texas on Friday after he was hospitalized because of an eye injury.

McKenzie was injured when he was hit by the stick of Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller in the third period of a 2-0 loss at TD Garden on Thursday.

"He has a deep gash around his eye, but right now it doesn't look like there is any permanent eye damage," Dallas general manager Jim Nill told Stars Inside Edge. "But they will know more once the swelling goes down."

McKenzie had a cut treated and spent Thursday night in Boston. Nill said he did not know if the 26-year-old would be able to play in any of the Stars' five remaining games.

"No activity for the next five days and then we'll go from there," Nill said. "There's not a lot of time left here. We'll play it by ear. We'll see if he plays again [this season] or not."

McKenzie had 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 53 games this season, his third with the Stars.

Dallas (31-35-11) has been eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention. Its season ends April 8.

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