• Stars' Goligoski Deemed OK After Missing Finale

    News: Stars GM Jim Nill suggested Alex Goligoski, who missed last Saturday's season finale with an undisclosed injury, should be good to go heading into the offseason. "Goligoski, as far as we know, is OK," Nill said. "He was hurt very early in the season; he had some broken bones. First two months never practiced because he couldn't, but he played all the games."
    Analysis: It sounds as though Alex Goligoski's absence for the season finale was more maintenance-related than anything, as Goligoski had a tough season on the health front, though nothing serious enough to cost him game action. With a full offseason to heal up, Goligoski should head into the 2015-16 feeling fresh and looking to rebound after his numbers dropped across the board this season.
  • Stars' Goligoski Likely To Miss Finale

    News: Alex Goligoski (undisclosed) is not expected to play Saturday against the Predators.
    Analysis: Alex Goligoski missed practice Friday with the injury and wasn't present for Saturday's gameday skate, which suggests the blueliner is due to miss his first contest of the season. The 29-year-old has been banged up all season, and it seems to have hindered his production, as he's seen both his total points (36 in 2014-15, 42 in 2013-14) and shot attempts (122, 141) decline from a year earlier.
  • Stars' Goligoski Misses Practice With Injury

    News: Alex Goligoski missed Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: Alex Goligoski has often missed practice this season for maintenance-related reasons, but it's never resulted in him missing any action, as he's played in each of the Stars' previous 81 games. The odds likely favor him suiting him up for Saturday's season finale against the Predators, but the injury is nonetheless worth nothing for those who plan on using the blueliner in daily slates.
  • Stars' Goligoski Chips In Two Assists

    News: Alex Goligoski racked up two assists in Saturday's win over Chicago.
    Analysis: Alex Goligoski now has seven points in eight games after producing just three points in his previous 19 games. The 29-year-old, who sees second-unit power-play time, is now up to 33 points in 72 games on the season. While he may be inconsistent, Goligoski has established himself as a minute-munching defenseman who can contribute 30-40 points each season.
  • Stars' Goligoski Set To Play Thursday

    News: Alex Goligoski (illness) is slated to play Thursday against the Penguins.
    Analysis: Alex Goligoski missed Wednesday's practice with the illness, but as expected, he returned for the Stars' morning skate Thursday and looks safe to play. He's expected to slot in next to a new defensive partner in Jyrki Jokipakka during the game.
  • Stars' Goligoski Feeling Ill

    News: Alex Goligoski missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.
    Analysis: The Stars don't seem to be overly concerned with Alex Goligoski's absence, as he's still expected to play Thursday against the Penguins. His availability for the contest should be confirmed following Thursday's morning skate.
  • Stars' Goligoski Stuffs Sheet In Win

    News: Alex Goligoski scored a goal, added an assist, went plus-2, picked up two PIM and laid two hits in Thursday's road win over the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: Goli's warmed to the task of late, with four points over his last four, but he'd need to get white-hot to even challenge last year's total of 42 points. Still, he's been a productive fourth defenseman for fantasy purposes.
  • Stars' Goligoski Records Goals In Win

    News: Alex Goligoski netted his third goal of the season and picked up two PIM in Thursday's shootout win over the Panthers.
    Analysis: Alex Goligoski's marker tied the game at three apiece with 12:21 remaining in the third period, before the Stars ultimately prevailed in the third round of the shootout. The Stars will be counting on Goligoski to raise his offensive game with 16-goal blueliner Trevor Daley scheduled to miss the next 2-to-4 weeks, but it's unclear if the 29-year-old has another gear in him. After tallying a career-best 42 points in 2013-14, Goligoski has seen his scoring regress a bit this season, mustering three goals and 24 assists over 65 games.
  • Goligoski Adds Assists, Big Minutes In Stars Win

    News: Alex Goligoski had an assist and 28:24 of ice time in Wednesday's win over Boston.
    Analysis: Alex Goligoski is putting up assists at the exact same rate as last season when he set a career high in assists and points. The goals are lagging behind a bit, though. He has only two on the season. That drop is part and parcel with the drop in shots this season. He averaged 1.74 shots per game last season and is down to 1.31 this season. That's a significant drop-off for a player whose career shooting percentage is 6.4 percent, a number he has been below the last three seasons.
  • Stars' Goligoski Tallies Two Points

    News: Alex Goligoski finally scored his second goal of the season Thursday, and he tacked on an assist, a plus-1 rating and two PIM in a 5-3 loss to Dallas.
    Analysis: Can't pin this one on Goli, that's for sure. He'd gone without a point in five straight, so this was a much-needed performance that solidifies his status as a solid mid-tier defenseman for fantasy purposes.