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Jamie Benn of Stars to miss one game with eye injury

Dallas captain out Friday, could return Monday

by Aaron Vickers / Correspondent

CALGARY -- Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn was expected to miss one game with an eye injury he sustained Thursday, coach Lindy Ruff said Friday.

Benn did not play in a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames but is likely to play Monday against the San Jose Sharks.

"It doesn't look like it'll be any longer than that," Ruff said.

Benn left a 4-2 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday after a fight with 6-foot-7, 265-pound defenseman Nikita Tryamkin with 3:29 remaining in the second period.

"[Jamie] got scratched," Ruff said. "He saw their eye doctor. He got a glove in the eye. Right now it looks like that's all it is."

Benn, the Stars captain, is second on Dallas in scoring with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists), behind forward Tyler Seguin (68 points; 24 goals, 44 assists).

Forward Jiri Hudler replaced Benn in the lineup Friday. Hudler, who missed five games from Oct. 18-27, and 17 games from Nov. 3-Dec. 8 because of illness, was a healthy scratch the prior five games.

He has three goals and 10 points in 30 games this season, his first with the Stars, and had 192 points (68 goals, 124 assists) over parts of four seasons with the Flames from 2012-16.

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