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Steve Ott Gets 1-Game Suspension

From Mike Heika at the Dallas Stars Blog:

Steve Ott has received a one-game suspension for his eye gouging with Travis Moen at the end of Saturday’s game.

Ott served that Sunday against Pittsburgh and is eligible to play Tuesday at San Jose.

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As Expected, Avery On Waivers

via TSN Ice Chips,

The Stars placed exiled forward Sean Avery on waivers Monday. The team that claims him, likely the Rangers, would split the remainder of his four-year, $15.5 million contract with the Stars. If no team makes a claim, Dallas would likely return him to the minors.

I heard Bob McKenzie on one of the numerous radio shows today and he said the Rangers would have to clear some cap space in order to put Avery on their roster.

Update 3:30pm ET: More at TSN

The New York Rangers may well have cleared the way to allow Sean Avery to make his return to the Big Apple by assigning forward Mark Bell to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL on Monday.

Avery was placed on waivers by the Dallas Stars’ earlier in the day, with all signs pointing towards the Rangers willing to pick up the controversial forward for his second tour of duty in New York.  By sending Bell to the AHL, the team has freed up some space under the salary cap.

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  Tags: sean+avery

Stars In Fade Mode Again

from Tracey Myers of Five for Fighting,

...right now, it’s hard to see positives with the Stars. So let’s talk about today, shall we?

  1, Five straight losses. So much for February being their hot month. So much for home ice being so advantageous. The Stars had a great opportunity to keep pace in the Western Conference and they squandered it.

  2, Top guys are gassed. The Stars’ top players have given all they’ve got, according to coach Dave Tippett, and they may be running out of steam. Stephane Robidas? Mike Ribeiro? Jere Lehtinen? A ton of minutes, a ton of work, and that wears you out after a while, which brings me to our next topic…

read on

added 8:40am, from Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Star-Telegram,

Put a fork in the Stars. They are done, or they are going to be really soon if they keep this gutless nonsense up.

This is not an overreaction to Sunday’s 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh or about how this fifth consecutive loss has precipitated an ugly free-fall from contention but rather because what I know for sure is a team that does not stand together does not stand a chance.

And watching how this Stars team failed to rally to Steve Ott’s defense on Saturday certainly raises some troubling questions about this Stars team.

continued

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Eye-Gouge Has Ott Facing Suspension

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Dallas Stars winger Steve Ott received a match penalty in a scrum that occurred immediately after Saturday’s 4-3 loss to Anaheim and has been suspended awaiting a review Monday with Colin Campbell, the NHL’s chief disciplinarian.

Ott will not be able to play today (Sunday) against Pittsburgh.

A match penalty is given for deliberately injuring an opponent. Ott gouged Anaheim’s Travis Moen in the scrum.

“It was an accident. I didn’t mean to do it,” Ott said.

continued

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  Tags: steve+ott, travis+moen

Options For Avery

from Steve Zipay of Blue Notes at Newsday,

The Stars are preparing to place Sean Avery on recall waivers Sunday or Monday, I’m told, but that could change. The Stars are kicking the tires on trades and considering current and future cap issues.

Avery is expected to play tonight and tomorrow in Hartford—-we’re assuming he will be extra careful not to get hurt before Wednesday’s trade deadline. In order for a player to be eligible for the playoffs, he must be on an NHL roster Wednesday.

a bit more...

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Steve Begin Traded to the Dallas Stars

From RDS - the original French report: “Steve Bégin a été échangé aux Stars de Dallas jeudi après-midi.” Translated by Google:

Steve Bégin was traded to the Dallas Stars on Thursday afternoon.

Update 4:49pm ET: From the Dallas News, Mike Heika further clarifies that the trade moves D Doug Janik the other way in the deal.

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  Tags: doug+janik, steve+begin

Stars May Look For The Right Fit

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

With Brad Richards (wrist) and Toby Petersen (foot) possibly out until early April, there is a big hole at center. With Sergei Zubov (hip) gone until the summer, there still is a need for a high-level defenseman. With Marty Turco playing every game, a veteran backup goalie might not hurt.

And yet the Stars might not get any of that.

They might simply try to push forward with what they have and hope the injured can return in time to help out.

Why not do more? Well, the co-GMs might, if they can find the right player. And they can make the dollars fit.

more

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I, John Tortorella Agree…

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

When freshly-hired New York Rangers coach John Tortorella refused to discuss Sean Avery the other day - the same Avery who Tortorella used to roast during his TSN gig - most everyone suspected the awful truth: the Rangers were probably desperate enough to bring Avery back into the fold.

Now comes word from an NHL source that the Rangers are so intent on bringing Avery back they gave Tortorella a condition of employment: you can have the job but you’re almost certain to be coaching Avery before the season is done.

continued

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  Tags: john+tortorella, sean+avery

Stars Recall Stephan & Place Petersen On IR

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club placed center Toby Petersen on Injured Reserve with a broken bone in his left foot, suffered during Monday’s game vs. San Jose. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks. The club has also recalled goaltender Tobias Stephan from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Petersen, 30, has appeared in 57 games for Dallas this season, recording four goals and seven assists with 14 penalty minutes. He had a career-high five-game point streak (3-2-5) from Nov. 30 – Dec. 10.

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Fantasmagoric Stop

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  Tags: marty+turco

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