• Sits with muscle issue

    News: Jason Demers did not skate Monday as he deals with a muscle issue, but is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: It's unclear exactly what is bothering Jason Demers, but it does not appear to be too serious of a setback. With the Stars opening up the regular season Thursday, he appears slated to return to the lineup as a top-four defenseman.
  • Stars' Demers Assists Against Old Team

    News: Jason Demers collected an assist in Monday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.
    Analysis: In a matchup against his former team, Jason Demers made an immediate impact right away, setting up Colton Sceviour's opening tally 28 seconds into the first period. He's posted five goals, 20 assists and a career-best 69 PIM over 79 games this season.
  • Stars' Demers Returns To Lineup

    News: Jason Demers (illness) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: Jason Demers was listed as a game-time decision heading into Thursday's affair, but it appears he's noticed enough recovery from his battle with the illness to give it a go. He'll draw in for John Klingberg, who is unavailable after sustaining an upper-body injury in Tuesday's win over the Flyers.
  • Stars' Demers A Game-Time Call For Thursday

    News: Jason Demers (illness) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's match against the Hurricanes, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: The Stars will likely wait and see how Jason Demers progresses in his recovery by Thursday afternoon before making a ruling on his status. He was scratched for Tuesday's win over the Flyers due to the illness.
  • Stars' Demers A Game-Time Decision

    News: Jason Demers was feeling ill Tuesday morning and will be a game-time decision for the game later in the evening against the Flyers, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports.
    Analysis: The Stars will likely revisit Jason Demers' status in the afternoon before rendering a decision on his availability. If the blueliner can't suit up Tuesday, Jamie Oleksiak would assume his spot in the lineup.
  • Stars' Demers Out With Illness Tuesday

    News: Jason Demers (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Flyers, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: Jason Demers' status came down to a game-time decision, and it appears the blueliner wasn't feeling well enough to give it a go after departing Tuesday's morning skate with the illness. The 26-year-old, who has three goals and 17 assists over 66 games this season, will be replaced in the lineup by Jamie Oleksiak.
  • Points Picking Up For Stars' Demers

    News: Jason Demers tallied his third goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: Jason Demers' score came with 1:07 remaining in the contest, making the final outcome look a bit closer than it was. The blueliner has begun to heat up in February, posting a goal and five assists over 12 games.
  • Stars' Demers Collects 12 PIM

    News: Jason Demers picked up 12 PIM in Saturday's loss to Colorado.
    Analysis: Jason Demers has three assists in his last six games and now has 59 PIM on the season -- 39th in the NHL. While he's not a huge offensive producer, the 29-year-old's 16 points, 81 hits and 57 blocked shots make him worth owning in some deeper leagues.
  • Stars' Demers Sets Up Goal Tuesday

    News: Jason Demers picked up an assist Tuesday, helping the Stars to a 5-3 win over the Bruins.
    Analysis: Jason Demers collects a healthy amount of assists each year, but his main concentration has been blocking shots and providing shutdown defensive pressure. As a result, Demers isn't overly useful outside of deep fantasy leagues.
  • Demers Adds Assist In Dallas Win

    News: Jason Demers had an assist, a minus-1 rating, and a pair of shots in Tuesday's victory over the Senators.
    Analysis: Jason Demers isn't a huge offensive producer, but has grabbed two assists in the last three games and seems to be getting more comfortable in Dallas.