Klingberg (personal) will not play against Nashville on Sunday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. As expected, Klingberg will take the night off to be with his newborn child. The 28-year-old defenseman has 15 points through 19 games this season. He'll be questionable for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Klingberg became a father Sunday morning and isn't expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Predators, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports. Head coach Rick Bowness didn't confirm that Klingberg will be sitting out, but the 28-year-old likely will get the night off to spend with his newborn child. Klingberg has recorded 15 points through 19 games this year. If he, indeed, sits out, Klingberg's next chance to play is Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
Klingberg recorded an assist in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. Klingberg had a hand in Jason Robertson's third-period tally. The Stars were shut out in the last two games, which kept Klingberg off the scoresheet. He's produced three goals, 12 helpers, 34 shots on net, 15 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 18 contests. Klingberg's locked into a top-pairing role and should remain a solid scorer throughout the campaign.
Klingberg produced an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers. Klingberg set up Jamie Benn on the Stars' second goal of the game. With a goal and three assists in his last five outings, Klingberg has steadied his offense. He had a three-game drought before his recent return to form. The 28-year-old blueliner has 14 points, 28 shots on net, 13 PIM and a minus-2 rating through 15 appearances.
Klingberg scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Panthers. Klingberg tallied just 53 seconds into the game, and the Stars never looked back. The Swedish defenseman is up to three goals, 10 assists, 28 shots on net and 13 PIM through 14 appearances. While he may back down from his near point-per-game pace, Klingberg appears set to have a solid scoring season.
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