• Logs big minutes in preseason loss

    News: John Klingberg played 21:50, adding a shot and two blocked shots, in Tuesday's preseason loss to the Blues.
    Analysis: It's just the preseason and the picture on the Stars' blue line isn't entirely clear yet, but John Klingberg stands to play big minutes this season. One of the most encouraging signs for owners is that he's been regularly positioned as the lone defenseman on the team's top power play unit.
  • Klingberg Impresses At World Championships

    News: John Klingberg had a plus-9 rating at the World Championships for Team Sweden, the best plus/minus of any player who doesn't play for Team Canada.
    Analysis: John Klingberg finished the tournament with two goals and four assists, along with 15 shots. Klingberg had a solid tournament, but didn't manage to bring home a medal with Team Canada outmatching everyone.
  • Stars' Klingberg Signs Seven-Year Extension

    News: John Klingberg signed a seven-year extension with the Stars on Friday, NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: John Klingberg appeared in 65 games as a rookie this season, scoring 40 points and leading all rookie defensemen in both assists and points, while ranking second in goals. The 22-year-old figures to be a hallmark of the Stars' defense for years to come after breaking out in 2014-15.
  • Stars' Klingberg Sinks Canucks In OT

    News: John Klingberg scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against Vancouver.
    Analysis: It was a perfect shot from the 22-year-old, who now has 11 goals and 38 points in 59 games. While his goal Saturday was his first in 22 games, the youngster has been logging heavy minutes for the Stars and has been steadily dishing out the assists. Playing on the top power-play unit with Tyler Seguin, John Klingberg has emerged as a lethal offensive defenseman who is playing a key role for a Stars team that has won five of their last six games.
  • Thursday Return Confirmed For Stars' Klingberg

    News: John Klingberg (upper body) has been confirmed to return to the lineup Thursday against the Penguins.
    Analysis: The Stars signed off on John Klingberg's return to duty after he was able to practice without any complications Wednesday. The rookie blueliner has missed the team's previous three games with the injury.
  • Stars' Klingberg Poised To Return

    News: John Klingberg (upper body) should be ready to return for Thursday's game against the Penguins, according to the Dallas Morning News.
    Analysis: John Klingberg was held out of Sunday's game against the Blues, but appears to be poised to return to action Thursday, a notion supported by the Stars' move on Monday to assign fellow blueliner Jamie Oleksiak to AHL Texas.
  • Stars' Klingberg Still Sidelined

    News: John Klingberg (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Blues, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: John Klingberg had been viewed as probable for the contest, though at this stage it's unclear if the Stars are simply playing it safe here, or if the blueliner has suffered a setback.
  • Stars' Klingberg Probable For Sunday

    News: John Klingberg (upper body) is probable to play Sunday against the Blues, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: John Klingberg missed the Stars' previous two games with the injury, but evidently showcased enough progress Saturday for the team to provide an optimistic outlook on his status. After spending the first month of the season in the AHL, the rookie has emerged as a late contender for the Calder Trophy, tallying 10 goals and 36 points in 53 games. His return will provide a huge lift to a Stars blue line that is still without one of its top scorers in Trevor Daley (lower body).
  • Stars' Klingberg Will Sit Again Friday

    News: John Klingberg (upper body) will miss a second consecutive game Friday against the Blue Jackets, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: It doesn't appear that John Klingberg has been able to resume skating since leaving Tuesday's game against the Flyers with the injury. The Stars are still labeling the blueliner as day-to-day, so he'll remain questionable to play in the team's following game Sunday versus the Blues.
  • Stars' Klingberg Officially Ruled Out

    News: John Klingberg (upper body) has officially been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: As coach Lindy Ruff indicated earlier, John Klingberg is still hurting from the upper-body injury he suffered in Tuesday's win over the Flyers and will be forced to sit out. Jason Demers (illness) will assume Klingberg's spot in the lineup. It would seem unlikely that Klingberg will be ready to play Friday against the Capitals, but the Stars will likely check in with him that morning before reaching a verdict on his status.