Seguin sustained injuries to his Achilles and calf near the end of last season, with the latter malady limiting him to one game in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The young fantasy stud explained that his offseason regimen is different this year since he's fully working his way back from the injury, but we'd count on Seguin being fully healthy for the World Cup, which starts Sept. 17 and goes through Oct. 1. Based on this positive report, draft him as you normally would, knowing he'll command an early pick in just about any league.
Seguin (calf) returned to the ice for a workout in Ontario on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Well documented is Seguin's battle with Achilles and calf injuries during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He's said to be recovered from the former ailment, but apparently is still rehabbing the calf this early in the offseason. Seguin will represent Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey this fall, which figures to be the first chance for hockey fans to see how he holds up in game action following the series of playoff maladies.
Seguin's lingering lower-body injury concerns his calf, the Dallas Morning News reports, adding that Seguin might have been healthy enough to play in the Western Conference Finals, had the Stars made it that far.
Seguin was constantly evaluated during the postseason but lost the race against the clock in his recovery. The Stars certainly could have used the stud center as they were crushed by the Blues, 6-1, in Game 7 on Wednesday. On a positive note, Seguin is said to be completely healed from an Achilles injury that bothered him in the first round of the playoffs, when the Stars matched up with the Wild. He did play in Game 2 of that series, but was held off the scoresheet in 15:40 of ice time. Given that he was still in consideration for playoff action, Seguin shouldn't get a big bump down draft boards in fantasy leagues next season.
Seguin hasn't officially been ruled out for the deciding contest, but then again, there's been no real indication that he's ready to go. On a positive note, he's been skating and that's generally considered a huge step in the recovery process. We can only imagine what the series would look like had Seguin been available since Game 1. Dallas is ranked ninth among playoff teams with a power-play percentage of 16.7. Seguin had seven goals and 17 assists on the man advantage in 72 regular-season games, so there's little doubt he would have made an impact in that area.
Tyler Seguin (lower body) did not travel with the team for Monday's Game 6 against the Blues, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Seguin has recently resumed skating after playing in just one outing since mid-March, but he's yet to be cleared for a return to the lineup. He's not traveling with the team to St. Louis on Monday, so Seguin can officially be considered out for Game 6. The 24-year-old remains without a concrete timetable for a return and it's entirely possible that he's done for the year with Dallas down 3-2 in the series and on the brink of elimination.