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Tyler Seguin: Dallas will rally with 'resilience' after tornadoes

Homes owned by the Stars center and goaltender Ben Bishop were among those damaged by Sunday's severe storms

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

DALLAS -- Two Stars players saw their property damaged in Sunday's tornadoes.

Goalie Ben Bishop had some damage at his residence and did not participate in the morning skate before Monday's game against the Ottawa Senators. He is expected to serve as backup goalie for the game. Center Tyler Seguin had a house hit hard, but it was not the house he was living in. Seguin moved out of the house last November and has it up for sale.

However, he still lives near that area and said he was shocked by the amount of damage he saw.

Tweet from @tseguinofficial: Thanks to everyone reaching out about the news tonight, I am safe. Luckily this is my house for sale and I have moved into a new one. I just left the area and it is an extremely sad sight to see. Prayers to everyone affected by the tornado. https://t.co/wT6XlUBi8N

"It was very sad," Seguin said. "I was worried for everyone seeing some of the homes out there. Some of my old neighbors, what's left of it, what Mother Nature can do. It's scary … to see it first hand and what it can do to a place. It's tragic."

Stars captain Jamie Benn drove over to be with his teammates.

Video: Benn reacts to Dallas-area storms, expresses support

"It's something that I've never seen before," Benn said. "I've been here 11 years now, and just the debris and trees everywhere, it's a pretty crazy situation and scene. I think everybody responded in the right way and everybody's helping out everybody."

Stars coach Jim Montgomery said he contacted players in the morning to make sure everyone was uninjured. He said that coaches and team personnel wanted to make sure players could deal with everything and also still wanted to be sure the team was prepared for the game Monday.

"You've got to take care of your family first so that your mind can focus on hockey when you're at the rink," Montgomery said.

Seguin said he believes the city will rally to rebuild areas that were damaged.

"I can't wait to see the resilience and the strength of the city and how everyone comes together now and puts in the work out there," Seguin said. "I know I'll probably be out there too trying to help out any way I can."

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club.

Mike Heika is a Senior Staff Writer for DallasStars.com and has covered the Stars since 1994. Follow him on Twitter @MikeHeika.

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