An interesting exercise at the end of the 2011-12 NHL regular season might be to see which Stars players skated in all 82 contests. Last year, there were four Dallas players who held that distinction-Trevor Daley, Brenden Morrow, Steve Ott and Mike Ribeiro.
Of that quartet, all but Ribeiro has already missed time due to injury so far this year, something that has been a trend for this year's Stars, especially at the blue line. In fact, Dallas is currently skating with only six healthy blueliners. That's because their top pairing of veterans Stephane Robidas and Sheldon Souray are both injured.
Robidas took a puck to the skate last week during an on-ice workout the morning of last Wednesday's game with the Flyers and the most experienced member of the club's defensive corps has yet to return.
Souray suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of last Friday's win over the Predators and did not return the rest of the night. It was later learned that the D man better known as...