Hemsky scored both of his team's goals and added seven shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago. Hemsky set season highs in goals, points, shots and ice time (17:48), and was deservedly given a chance to add to his stat line in the third round of the shootout. Unfortunately, he was stopped by goalie Corey Crawford with the game on the line. Still, the veteran winger is rounding into form with three goals in his past four games after going without one in his first six since returning from hip surgery.
Hemsky (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Edmonton. Hemsky is riding a two-game assist streak after a successful outing Sunday that included three shots on goal. He's projected to skate on the second line Tuesday alongside Jamie Benn and Cody Eakin.
Hemsky did not practice Friday as a result of "soreness," per coach Lindy Ruff. Hemsky has played just four games since returning from hip surgery that kept him out for most of the season, so it's entirely possible that this soreness is just a lingering consequence of the injury. Ruff added that the team will take it game by game with Hemsky, making the winger at least questionable for Sunday's tilt in San Jose. Since making his return, he's recorded an assist and five shots on goal from Dallas' third line.
Hemsky (hip) will draw into the lineup Thursday night versus the Islanders, the Dallas Morning News reports. While the Stars are out of playoff contention, Hemsky has plenty of motivation to play at a high level since he'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Still, it's highly unlikely anyone will be willing to match the $4 million per season that he's been banking with Dallas. Fantasy owners should expect the 33-year-old Czech skater to start out in a fourth-line role Thursday.
Hemsky (hip) is healthy enough to suit up against the Islanders on Thursday. Even though Hemsky is eligible to return, coach Lindy Ruff told reporters no decision had been made on the winger's status. Given the depth of talent the Stars have on the right side, the 33-year-old may need to move over to the left in order to crack the lineup. Technically, Hemsky remains on injured reserve, but he should be activated prior to puck drop.
Rank Among Leaders
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||75||12||26||38||-6||1||0||1||1||2||5|