The 33-year-old winger struggled to stay healthy in 2016-17, as a mysterious virus derailed the beginning to his campaign and a lower-body injury ended it early, leaving him with just three goals and 11 points in 32 games to show for his first, and apparently only, season in Dallas. A free agent once again, Jiri Hudler no longer appears to be the solid, safe veteran he seemed last offseason, and as a result he remains unsigned into August. If he's fully recovered and can stay out of the trainer's room, he could likely still contribute in the NHL, but it remains to be seen whether he'll get a chance to prove it.
Hudler (lower body) isn't expected to play again this season, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Hudler hasn't provided a ton of offense for the Stars, collecting just 11 points (three goals, eight assists) over 32 tilts with the club. With only two games remaining in the regular season for Dallas, this shouldn't come as much of a loss for either the club -- which has been eliminated from playoff contention -- or the majority of fantasy leagues. Hudler finishes the campaign with a meager 27 shots on goal, a minus-3 rating and just four penalty minutes. The 33-year-old will enter free agency in the offseason and won't likely be a prime fantasy target in 2017-18.
Hudler (lower body) will miss Sunday's tilt in Tampa Bay. The veteran has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury, and will make it six Sunday. He'll get a shot at returning Tuesday against Arizona.
Hudler (lower body) is a scratch for Tuesday night's away game against the Canadiens. Hudler misses his third game in a row and does not have a timetable for return right now. Rookie Remi Elie could continue to see more ice time while Hudler remains on the shelf.
Hudler (lower body) will not play Sunday, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports. It's always disconcerting when a player is ruled out before game day, but so continues the nightmarish season for Hudler in his first go-around with Dallas. He's only played in 32 games, notching three goals with eight assists and a minus-3 rating.
Hudler is out of the lineup for Friday night's contest against the Sharks due to a lower-body injury. Hudler's injury-plagued season continues with Friday's late scratch. Between his inability to stay in the lineup and his limited production even when he is healthy, he is not a recommended fantasy play at this point in the season.
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