Dallas just might have a secret weapon that will help deal with this blight of blueline injuries.
The Stars learned Friday that John Klingberg will miss four weeks after having surgery to repair a broken hand. Also currently unavailable on defense are Marc Methot (day to day with a lower body injury), Stephen Johns (out an undetermined amount of time with neck/headache issues) and Connor Carrick (still sidelined by an ankle injury).
Dillon Heatherington has already been recalled from the AHL and has played four games this season and 10 overall in the NHL. Joel Hanley was recalled Friday and has 22 games of NHL experience over three seasons with Montreal and Arizona.
But while the Stars appear shorthanded and possibly scrambled on defense, they do have one guy who thinks everything will be just fine -- veteran assistant coach Rick Bowness.
"I've seen it so many times before, and all you do is you deal with it," said Bowness. "That's really the only answer -- we're good."