DALLAS -- The Stars were without one of their best defensemen for Friday's matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights at American Airlines Center.
Prior to puck drop, the team announced that John Klingberg had been excused from the game due to personal reasons.
With Klingberg out, Taylor Fedun checked back into the lineup for the first time since Nov. 26 at Chicago and scored his second goal of the season in the first period.
Video: VGK@DAL: Fedun snipes sharp wrist shot past Subban
An All-Star in 2018, Klingberg has two goals and eight assists in 26 games this season. He previously missed time in November with a lower-body injury.
The Stars' lines looked like this during warmup:
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