Dallas Stars

Banged-up Dallas Stars look to bounce back at home against Winnipeg

Stars forward Patrick Eaves, center, slamming the LA Kings’ Alec Martinez in Thursday’s game, has been slowed by a lower body injury and hopes to return for Tuesday’s game against Winnipeg.
Stars forward Patrick Eaves, center, slamming the LA Kings’ Alec Martinez in Thursday’s game, has been slowed by a lower body injury and hopes to return for Tuesday’s game against Winnipeg. TNS

Jets at Stars

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Center

TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Jets 2-3-0, 4 points; Stars 2-2-1, 5

About the Jets: Winnipeg is coming off a 3-0 loss to Edmonton on Sunday in The Heritage Classic outdoors game delayed two hours due to sunlight glare. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves in the losing effort. ... Winnipeg plays 17 of its next 29 games on the road. ... Mark Scheifele leads the Jets with six points (three goals, three assists) through five games.

About the Stars: Dallas’ forwards are banged up as the team enters the first of a back-to-back set with Winnipeg that concludes Thursday in Manitoba. Ales Hemsky is back on injured reserve after reinjuring his groin in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Columbus. Jason Spezza left Monday’s practice early with an undisclosed injury and is questionable, the Stars’ website reported. Patrick Eaves (lower body) didn’t skate Monday but could play, coach Lindy Ruff said. Patrick Sharp (concussion-like symptoms) and Jiri Hudler (illness) are still out. ... The Stars recalled center Justin Dowling from the AHL’s Texas Stars for reinforcement. Dowling has eight points (two goals, six assists) in five games with Texas.

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