• Skrastins Allegedly Among Victims In Plane Crash

    News: Karlis Skrastins is one of 43 people believed to have died in a plane crash in Russia while traveling with teammates of Yaroslavl of the KHL, the Associated Press reports.
    Analysis: There were two survivors during the horrific accident and Karlis Skrastins is feared among those dead along with fellow former NHL players Pavol Demitra, Karel Rachunek, and Josef Vascicek.
  • Stars Get Skrastins Back

    News: Skrastins (thigh) returned to the lineup in Saturday night's loss to the Kings.
    Analysis: There was very little offensive impact, but Skrastins is a solid defensive player. The Stars need all hands on deck as they try to keep their dimming playoff hopes on life support.
  • Dallas' Skrastins Still Hurting

    News: Skrastins (thigh) unexpectedly missed Thursday's game against San Jose but might play against Los Angeles on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: Given that the Dallas Morning News reported him as probable for Thursday's game, it's difficult to assess Skrastins' odds of playing Saturday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
  • Skrastins Probable For Dallas Thursday

    News: Skrastins (thigh) is probable for Thursday's game against San Jose, the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: With just seven points on the year, it's difficult to imagine a scenario where Skrastins would have fantasy utility.
  • Stars' Skrastins Out Saturday

    News: Skrastins (thigh) will not play Saturday against Nashville, the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: The Stars list him as day-to-day, meaning his next opportunity to return will be Tuesday at Phoenix.
  • Stars' Skrastins Remains Sidelined

    News: Skrastins (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
    Analysis: Brad Lukowich and Mark Fistric will form Dallas' third defense pair as a result.
  • Dallas' Skrastins Suffers Lacerated Thigh

    News: Skrastins suffered a cut to his thigh by a skate blade Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: There's some fear that it may have resulted in some lacerations to the muscle as well, which would sideline him indefinitely.
  • Dallas Loses Skrastins

    News: Skrastins left Saturday's game after two periods with an undisclosed injury, reports the Associated Press.
    Analysis: The Stars had already lost Nik Grossman after the first period; they were down to four D after Skrastins went out. We'll wait to hear from sick bay on the assessment of his injury.
  • Dallas' Skrastins Cleared To Play

    News: Skrastins (concussion) practiced Thursday and will play Saturday.
    Analysis: Dallas returned Philip Larsen to the minors as a result of Skrastins' availability.
  • Dallas' Skrastins Nears Return

    News: Skrastins (concussion) could be cleared to rejoin practice, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
    Analysis: Skrastins could return to the Dallas lineup Saturday, returning in his role as a solid penalty killer and shot blocker in front of the Dallas net.