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17 MAR 2016: Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) celebrates a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Dallas beats Tampa Bay 4-3. (Photo by Matthew PearceIcon Sportswire)
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Tyler Seguin should start skating next week

The last few weeks have been difficult for the Dallas Stars. Various players–important players–have gone down with injuries. Earlier today we learned that Mattias Janmark will miss a majority of the upcoming season due to an issue with his knee, for example. Tyler Seguin is another name we’ve been seeing in the headlines a lot over the last several weeks.

He was sidelined with a hairline fracture in his heel during the World Cup of Hockey, and he wasn’t able to skate with his teammates last weekend at Cedar Park. At that time, general manager Jim Nill did say that Seguin would be reevaluated in a week, and it appears that the forward received some good news today.

According to Mark Stepneski of Dallas’ official website, Seguin should be able to resume skating sometime next week.

That’s great news for the Stars. The 24-year-old is an integral part of the organization’s Stanley Cup hopes and missing him for any part of the regular season would be considered a setback.

We still aren’t positive if Seguin will be on the opening-night roster come October 13 at home against the Anaheim Ducks, but at least he isn’t being forced to stay off the ice for another week or two either. He’s been riding a stationary bike while his teammates practice in Dallas, which isn’t ideal.

Still, all things considered, this may all work itself out just in the nick of time for both Seguin and the Stars. He’ll get a few weeks of skating under him before jumping into NHL action.

Tyler Seguin should start skating next week

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