Faksa changed the angle on a Greg Pateryn slap shot for his 14th goal of the season Wednesday. Still, the Stars lost to the Maple Leafs in overtime, 6-5. We haven't heard much praise for Faksa in fantasy circles this season, but that shouldn't be the case. He's quietly amassed 14 goals and 15 assists to complement a plus-22 rating through 68 games, plus he's been an integral part of a Dallas penalty kill that ranks ninth in the league at 82.4 percent. Faksa should hit 200 career games by the time the season's over; he's progressing at a steady clip, so consider eyeing him in the late rounds of fantasy drafts in the fall.
Faksa (foot) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Penguins. Faksa has missed the Stars' last two games due to a foot injury, but he was a full participant in Thursday's practice, which was the first indication he'd likely be ready to rock against Pittsburgh. The 2012 first-round pick, who's notched 12 goals and 27 points in 64 contests this campaign, will return to a top-six role Friday, centering Jamie Benn and Tyler Pitlick on the second line.
Faksa (foot) will be reevaluated following Friday's morning skate to determine his availability against the Ducks, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Faksa took part in practice Thursday, which likely means the team wants to see how his foot responds before making a final determination. The center will likely slot into a top-six role once cleared to return and will be looking to end a 17-game goal drought. If Faksa is unable to give it a go, Gemi Smith figures to replace him in the lineup.
Faksa (foot) won't travel to Nashville for Tuesday's game, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Faksa's foot injury was only announced Monday, but with the team playing a back-to-back Monday and Tuesday, he'll already be missing two games. Jason Spezza and Gemel Smith are in line to benefit from the added playing time while Faksa looks ahead to Friday's home game against the Ducks.
Faksa is considered day-to-day with a foot issue, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. The news effectively rules Faksa out for Monday's matchup with Ottawa. The center has put just 19 shots on goal in his previous 15 outings, which is a good explanation for why he also hasn't found the back of the net over that stretch. Jason Spezza will move over to center with Faksa sidelined, while Gemel Smith slots back into the lineup.
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