With Jordie Benn expected to miss Saturday's game due to illness, Oleksiak will draw back into the lineup, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Oleksiak will slot into the third pairing with Jyrki Jokipakka as his partner. The 6-foot-7 defender has a single assist and five blocked shots through four games this season. He's not in the lineup consistently enough to rely on and when he is in, he's not providing something you can't find elsewhere.
Oleksiak will play on Thursday against Winnipeg, drawing into his third game of the year. He's in with Jyrki Jokipakka out and will be on the team's third pairing with Jordie Benn. The 6-foot-7 defender isn't an offensive specialist. The inconsistency of his appearances and the low ice time he's getting when he is in, makes it tough to roster him.
Oleksiak will draw into his first game of the season on Saturday, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. The Stars are carrying eight defensemen with four set pairings. The two-game suspension for Jason Demers opened up the chance for Oleksiak to draw into a game.
Six games into the season, Oleksiak has yet to see any ice time, but coach Lindy Ruff said that he'd like to get Oleksiak in soon, according to the Dallas Morning News' Mike Heika. With Dallas carrying eight defensemen, Ruff wants to keep his four defensive pairs together, according to Heika. That makes it a little tougher for Oleksiak to crack the roster when it's him and Patrik Nemeth who have to draw into the lineup to get ice time. While Ruff wants to get everyone some ice time, it's hard to bet on changes when the team is 5-1-0.
Jamie Oleksiak re-signed Wednesday with the Stars on a one-year, $875,000 contract, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
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