The Dallas Stars have been dealt a significant blow with the news that defenseman Miro Heiskanen is out on a week-to-week basis due to a lower-body injury. This development came in the aftermath of the Stars’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, where Heiskanen left the ice at 1:19 of the third period following a collision with goalie Scott Wedgewood.
Stars coach Peter DeBoer provided an update on Friday, stating, “Going to have some tests today. It doesn’t look terrible… He’s not out for the season but I would term it more week to week than day to day. No surgery or anything like that. That’s all the good news as of the information I have so far.”
In-depth Analysis: Miro Heiskanen’s Lower-Body Injury and Its Impact on Dallas Stars
This injury is a considerable setback for the Stars, as Heiskanen is a pivotal figure on their roster. Leading the team in ice time per game with an average of 25:03, Heiskanen is a cornerstone of the Stars’ defense. He has been instrumental this season, tallying 27 points, including four goals and 23 assists in 37 games. His contribution is not only limited to regular season play; Heiskanen has amassed an impressive 213 points in 391 career games, and his performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been remarkable, especially during the Stars’ run to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.
Addressing the gap left by Heiskanen’s absence, DeBoer remarked, “This is going to be by committee; you don’t replace a guy like that.” It’s clear that the Stars will have to adapt and redistribute responsibilities among their players to maintain their defensive strength.
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