Coach Lindy Ruff said Friday that Travis Moen (lower body) could be out "for a little while," reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
With no goals and two assists through 18 games this season, Moen's fantasy value isn't particularly high as it stands. He's been scratched and marginalized for most of the season, averaging a career-low ice time of 7:48. There are better options than Moen on waivers or at a comparable price in daily.
Garrett Temple contributed three points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, and two steals in 16 minutes of action in Thursday's loss to the Bucks.
Temple saw his minutes slashed on Thursday, seeing the least amount of action since Dec. 9. The 29-year-olds minutes may continue to decline after the All-Star break with Bradley Beal continuing to take on heavier workload as he returns to full strength after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg.
Colt Hynes has agreed to sign a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Hynes was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays back in September, but the two teams have now reached an agreement on a minor-league contract. The 30-year-old has an 8.55 ERA in just 20 innings pitched over his six-year career. It is likely that he starts the season in Triple-A and will serve as organizational depth at the reliever position for Toronto.
Cody Eakin could get another four games centering the Dallas Stars ' second line with Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reporting that Jason Spezza may not practice until the end of next week.
Spezza staying out through the end of next week means that Eakin has the opportunity to remain the second-line center for another four games or more, improving his chances to get out of his recent slump. He hasn't scored in eight games and has just one goal in his last 18 games.
Brandon Sutter (jaw) is expected to miss between six and eight weeks following successful surgery on his jaw.
Sutter's impact has been minimal (nine points in 20 games) this season due to injury, and the newest issue could wind up costing him the remainder of the regular season if it's closer to eight weeks than six. The Vancouver Canucks had been used to playing without him, but his absence will likely result in more lineup appearances for Adam Cracknell and the newly-recalled Alex Friesen.