The Dallas Stars confirmed that they have moved Captain and starting left winger Jamie Benn to the IR with a lower-body injury. The move is retroactive to January 22, meaning Benn can return as early as Saturday.
The Stars were already shorthanded up front with Tyler Seguin still working his way back from off-season hip surgery. That leaves Joe Pavelski to shoulder most of the offensive burden, which was already the case this season. Pavelski has eight points through three games, while only seven other Stars have recorded a point. However, it gets worse for the Stars as they have managed only one goal at five-on-five through three games.
Pavelski will continue to power the Stars offense, particularly on the powerplay, and is listed at an affordable $6,700 salary at FanDuel.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Stars are steep favorites against the Detroit Red Wings tonight, listed as -186, although that number has been bought down from the opening. The total is set at 5.5 with the under juiced to -140.
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