Hintz suffered a fractured ankle and hip injury during the playoffs but is slated to be fully fit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hintz was on the shelf for Dallas' last two playoff contests due to his injuries. In 12 games prior to getting hurt, the winger failed to register a goal despite putting 21 shots on net. A natural winger, Hintz could be utilized in the middle next season to bolster the club's center depth.
Hintz (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in Monday's Game 6 clash with Tampa Bay, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports. Hintz is stuck in a 12-game goal drought but chipped in four helpers in his previous five contests prior to getting hurt. With the center unavailable Justin Dowling again figures to jump into a third-line center role.
Hintz (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's must-win Game 5 versus Tampa Bay, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Hintz exited Friday's Game 4 loss in the second period after crashing into the boards and didn't return, so the fact that he won't be available for the second match of a back-to-back set doesn't exactly come as a surprise. With Hintz on the shelf, Justin Dowling will draw into the lineup and make his postseason debut Saturday.
Hintz (undisclosed) is questionable to return to Friday's Game 4 versus the Lightning, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hintz suffered the injury on a hit from Tyler Johnson in the second period. On the play, Hintz hit his back and his head into the boards. If he can't return Friday, he would need to improve quickly to be ready for Saturday's Game 5.
Hintz had a shorthanded assist, three shots on goal and five hits in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 3. Hintz set up Jason Dickinson's goal in the first period to put the Stars on the board. The helper gave Hintz two goals and 11 assists in 24 playoff games. It was his first shorthanded point of the playoff -- he's also amassed eight points on the power play.
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