Moen announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday, Marc Antoine Godin of Montreal's La Presse reports. Moen, a journeyman, officially hangs up his skates after 12 years in the league. He produced 136 points (59 goals, 77 assists) in 747 career games. While he consistently played in the bottom six, Moen earned his paycheck as a low-maintenance role player, and he brought size to the lineup at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. The 34-year-old retires as a member of the Stars.
Moen (wrist) has yet to receive a contract offer from an NHL club. Moen's 2015-16 campaign ended prematurely when he broke his wrist in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Blues, and it appears as though that may have very well been the final contest of the 34-year-old winger's NHL career. The 2000 fifth-round pick is now presumably healthy, but evidently hasn't attracted much interest from any forward-needy NHL clubs. If Moen isn't ready to hang up the skates, he may have to head overseas to continue his professional hockey career.
The injury that Moen sustained in Game 5 against the Blues has been specified as a broken wrist. Moen reportedly has a cast for the injury that prevented him from playing in Games 6 and 7. Of course, even when he was on the ice in the postseason, the role was not substantial. He only averaged 6:43 of ice time in six contests.
Moen (undisclosed) will not be able to rejoin Dallas for the remainder of the playoffs, Mark Stepneski of NHL.com reports. Moen suffered an undisclosed injury during Saturday's Game 5. In his absence, Colton Sceviour will likely continue to see ice time at left wing.
Moen will be out of the lineup for Monday's Game 6 against the Blues with an undisclosed injury, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Moen has been relatively unanimous on the ice during this series as he has averaged a meager 6:11 in ice time per night in the previous five meeting with St. Louis. With a paltry two assists on the year, fantasy owners should be unaffected by the veteran's absence. What limited additional minutes will be available will likely be picked up by Colton Sceviour.
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