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Dallas Stars will be minus Faksa, maybe Seguin as Minnesota Wild visits

Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa, right, is knocked off the puck by the Washington Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov in the third period Saturdy. Faksa suffered a lower-body injury late in the game and will the miss the next two games before the All-Star break.
Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa, right, is knocked off the puck by the Washington Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov in the third period Saturdy. Faksa suffered a lower-body injury late in the game and will the miss the next two games before the All-Star break. AP

Wild at Stars

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

TV: FSSW

Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Wild 30-11-5, 65 points; Stars 19-20-9, 47 pts.

About the Wild: Minnesota is tied for the Central Division lead (18 points ahead of sixth-place Dallas) and owns a gaudy 14-5-5 road record. The Wild, which reeled off 12 straight wins in December, is 7-2-1 in its last 10 after losing 4-2 to Nashville on Sunday. That was the Wild’s sixth game in nine days. Eric Staal leads the Wild with 16 goals and 40 points.

About the Stars: Forward Radek Faksa (lower body injury) will miss the next two games, the Stars announced, and will have recovery time before play resumes Jan. 31 after Sunday’s All-Star game. Forward Tyler Seguin (illness) is questionable Tuesday after missing practice Monday. Forward Jamie Benn is expected to play despite breaking his nose Saturday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington. ... Dallas is 1-2 with an overtime win this season against Minnesota. The Stars lost 5-4 to the Wild on Jan. 14 after erasing a 4-0 deficit. ... Dallas is 29th out of 30 NHL teams in penalty-kill percentage.

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