The Dallas Stars have an injury prone season on their hands and the season has yet to start.
Speculation about Stars forward Mattias Janmark began earlier in the week when he missed the preseason match-up with the Colorado Avalanche and continued to build even earlier today.
Janmark, 23, fresh off of his rookie season last year with 15 goals and 29 points in 73 appearances with the Stars was looking to increase his role within the Stars scoring corp.
As of this morning, that increased role is going to have to take a back seat to recovering from injury.
As discussed yesterday, the Swedish forward is heading into the second year of the two-year entry-level deal with the Dallas Stars. According to CapFriendly his cap hit, is that of $733,750. While not a huge cap issue for the Stars front office to deal with to move forward for the season, it is a setback for the aging forward, with limited NHL experience.
Noted as a great skater with good hockey sense and offensive vision, Janmark has spent the majority of his career playing in the Swedish league for both AIK and Frolunda. With only two American Hockey League (AHL) games to his name before making the Dallas roster last season, the lack of time on North American ice leaves many European players with an adjustment period.
Missing this NHL season could hamper his overall NHL career.