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Stars GameDay: Eaves, Moen expected to return for Dallas at Buffalo

Stars forward Patrick Eaves, right, in action against the Panthers and Dmitry Kulikov last season, is expected to return Tuesday after missing 15 games with a lower-body injury.
Stars forward Patrick Eaves, right, in action against the Panthers and Dmitry Kulikov last season, is expected to return Tuesday after missing 15 games with a lower-body injury. AP

Stars at Sabres

6 p.m. Tuesday, First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

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

Records: Stars 14-4-0, 28 points; Sabres 8-8-1, 17

About the Stars: Dallas has won five of its past six games and owns the best record in the Western Conference. ... The Stars open a two-game road trip that concludes Thursday at Washington. ... Forwards Patrick Eaves (lower body) and Travis Moen (upper body) practiced Monday and are ready to return, coach Lindy Ruff told the Stars website. Eaves has missed 15 games and Moen has been out 14 games. ... Ruff, the longtime Sabres coach and player, returns to Buffalo for the third time as Stars coach.

About the Sabres: After a slow start, Buffalo has won five of seven to reach the .500 mark. ... Defenseman Zach Bogosian, who has missed the season’s first 17 games with a lower-body injury, might return Tuesday. ... Center Zemgus Girgensons is questionable after he took a hard by by Sharks forward Tommy Wingels in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss. ... Center Ryan O’Reilly leads the Sabres with 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists).

From online reports

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