The Stars will be without Jamie Benn versus the Flames
The Dallas Stars visit the Calgary Flames tonight, following a win in Vancouver on Thursday. Unfortunately for the Stars, they will be without Jamie Benn.
The Stars’ captain was hurt during a fight with towering Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin and has now been listed as out with an upper-body injury, according to coach Lindy Ruff.
The injury didn’t occur from any punches, but instead from a glove to the face from the much larger Tryamkin, who is listed at 6'7" and 265 pounds.
As you’ll see in the video above, Tryamkin didn’t remove his left glove until toward the end of the scrap.
“He got scratched, saw the eye doctor, got a glove in the eye,” Ruff said of Benn, per Mark Stepneski of the Stars’ website.
The fight occurred late in the second period, and Benn didn’t return for the third period. Benn is second on the Stars in total scoring, with 63 points in 66 games.