Daley joins Robidas on the Dallas Stars shelf due to leg injury
By Pat Hauldren
Dallas defense has been doubly hit with long-term injuries to Stephan Robidas and Trevor Daley.
Robidas and Daley are the longest running original Stars defensemen left on the team and their loss to the team will be doubly difficult.
Stephan Robidas broke his right tibia in Friday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. He said he caught his skate in a rut and felt it snap, then the bone further broke when he hit the wall. Today, Robidas has pins in his right leg and is doing rehab and hopes to return in time for the playoffs.
Last night, Trevor Daley got his left skate caught up under the Maple Leafs’ right winger, James van Riemsdyk, forcing him to slide into the boards. While Daley writhed on the ice, Riemsdyk passed to Nazem Kadri who scored. No whistle or penalty was called on the play. Daley was helped off the ice and he limped his way to the locker room.
Daley is reported to have a high ankle sprain and according to Lindy Ruff, Daley won’t be back anytime soon.
With our two of our most experienced defensemen down, that leaves Dallas two short of an already shaky defense department.
For experienced defensemen, the Stars still have Alex Goligoski, Sergei Gonchar, Jamie Benn, Brenden Dillon and Aaron Rome and for rookies Kevin Connauton and Jamie Oleksiak.
Can the Dallas Stars overcome a team without Daley and Robidas?