Hudler (illness) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Winnipeg.
Hudler will miss a fifth consecutive game Thursday, but was able to participate in Wednesday's practice, indicating he's likely nearing a return to game action. The Stars should provide an update on the veteran winger's status ahead of Saturday's matchup with Minnesota.
Hudler (illness) was back out on the ice for practice Wednesday morning.
It's not clear at this point if the 32-year-old will be able to suit up for Thursday's game against the Jets, but he remains day-to-day ahead of that contest. Hudler has gotten off to a poor start with his new team, as evidenced by zero points and a minus-3 rating in two games.
Hudler was able to get into two games with the Stars before falling ill. He has the potential to be a great addition to fantasy rosters playing alongside the Stars' high-powered offense. If he's able to return for Thursday's game against the Jets, he should get the opportunity to prove himself with a number of top forwards currently out with injuries.
Hudler was expected to miss Saturday's game already, so this doesn't have a huge impact on his availability. He'll be eligible to return as soon as Tuesday's contest against the Jets. Hudler has suited up in only two games this season, recording two takeaways and a minus-3 rating.
Hudler (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The winger missed games Tuesday and Thursday due to illness as well, so it seems that this is something a bit more than the common cold. Only two seasons removed from a 76 point season, when Hudler gets back on the ice, he will likely be a valuable asset to fantasy owners.