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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
30-8-3 63
27-14-3 57
25-12-5 55
25-10-3 53
22-16-2 46
17-15-7 41
16-20-7 39
10-27-4 24

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 4 -2 09:24 10

Top Joel Kiviranta News

  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Produces assist Tuesday

    Kiviranta notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Devils.

    With a goal and an assist in his last three games, Kiviranta has quietly doubled his season point total to four. The 25-year-old Finn still can't be trusted for big scoring numbers. He's added 34 shots on net, 64 hits and a minus-2 rating while playing in a bottom-six role in 33 games this year.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Nets first goal of season

    Kiviranta scored a goal and added two hits in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings.

    Kiviranta tallied in the second period to finally get his first goal of the season. The Finnish winger had gone 15 games without a point since an assist in a 4-1 win over the Oilers on Nov. 23. Kiviranta has three points, 29 shots on net, 58 hits and a minus-4 rating in 31 contests while mainly playing in a fourth-line role. Without more offense, he won't carry much fantasy value.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Cleared to play

    Kiviranta (upper body) will return to action against the Panthers on Thursday, per Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News.

    Kiviranta has missed the last four contests recovering from an upper-body injury.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Exits COVID-19 protocols

    Kiviranta (upper body) departed the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Kiviranta will remain on injured reserve until he recovers from his upper-body injury, though. The 25-year-old had recorded one assist through 10 appearances prior to suffering the injury.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Enters virus protocols

    The Stars placed Kiviranta (upper body) in COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Kiviranta was already on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and it wasn't clear whether he was nearing a return. Regardless, COVID-19 protocols will likely delay his rejoining Dallas' lineup.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Lands on IR

    The Stars placed Kiviranta (upper body) on injured reserve Friday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    It's unclear whether Kiviranta will be ready to return when eligible Monday. The forward has managed only a pair of assists while averaging nine minutes of ice time in 22 games this season.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Out Friday

    Kiviranta (upper body) will not play Friday against the Blues, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Kiviranta won't travel to St. Louis, and it's unclear if he'll be ready to return Saturday back home against the Blackhawks. He's only managed two points in 22 games this year, though, so his continued absence isn't likely to make a fantasy impact.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Won't play Tuesday

    Kiviranta (upper body) will miss out versus St. Louis on Tuesday, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.

    Kiviranta is mired in a seven-game pointless streak during which he managed just six shots while averaging a mere 8:21 of ice time. With both Alexander Radulov (illness) and Roope Hintz (illness) sidelined, the Stars will need to call up a player or two from the minors in order to field a full complement of forwards.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Suffers upper-body injury

    Kiviranta sustained an upper-body injury that kept him out of practice Monday, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.

    Kiviranta is still searching for his first goal of the year, having failed to etch his name on the scoresheet in 22 appearances. With Alexander Radulov (illness) also in doubt, the Stars could be stretching their forward depth if Kiviranta is unable to play in Tuesday's matchup with St. Louis.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Slated to suit up versus Yotes

    Kiviranta (upper body) is set to rejoin the lineup against Arizona on Monday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Kiviranta has yet to score a goal this season and has just 13 shots in 19 games. Unless he can start putting more pucks on net, the 25-year-old winger is unlikely to start producing with any consistency.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Absent from practice Friday

    Kiviranta was held out of Friday's practice session with an upper-body injury, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Dallas won't be in action until Monday's clash with Arizona, so Kiviranta will have plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. It's been a slow start to the season for the winger, as he has yet to bend the twine while putting just 13 shots on net in 19 appearances.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Collects assist Tuesday

    Kiviranta notched an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Oilers.

    The helper was just his second point of the season, ending a seven-game drought. Kiviranta has two assists, 10 shots on net and 35 hits through 15 contests. The Finn's place in the lineup is far from guaranteed, though he likely has a bit more scoring upside than Tanner Kero, who served as a healthy scratch Tuesday.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Dishes helper Wednesday

    Kiviranta recorded an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.

    Kiviranta helped out on a Luke Glendening goal in the first period. The assist was Kiviranta's first point in seven games this season. The hard-hitting winger has added 21 hits and just three shots on net while toiling in a very limited bottom-six role. Without more appearances on the scoresheet, Kiviranta probably won't needed to be rostered in most fantasy formats.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Back with big club

    Kiviranta was recalled from AHL Texas on Tuesday, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.

    Kiviranta was demoted to the minors Monday as a paper move for Dallas but he should be in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Dropped to AHL

    Kiviranta was reassigned to AHL Texas on Monday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    This could just be a paper move for the Stars ahead of Thursday's first game against the Rangers. He scored 11 points in 26 games with Dallas last season and should return to the big club at some point in the near future.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Signs two-year extension

    Kiviranta signed a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Stars on Saturday.

    Kiviranta's expected to continue working in a bottom-six role after totaling six goals and five assists in 26 appearances with Dallas last season. The 25-year-old Finn finished hot, with three goals in his last five games.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Pots third goal in last week

    Kiviranta tallied a goal on two shots and had a team-leading seven hits in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.

    Kiviranta brought the Stars to within 4-3 midway through the third period, driving to the net and going forehand-backhand on Chicago netminder Collin Delia. It was the third goal in the last five games for Kiviranta, who finished 2020-21 with 11 points in 26 contests overall.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Two-point effort against Tampa

    Kiviranta scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.

    The 25-year-old put the finishing touches on the victory, helping set up Roope Hintz for the Stars' fourth tally late in the second period before scoring the team's final goal himself early in the third. Kiviranta has only five goals and 10 points through 24 games on the season, but remarkably he has three multi-point performances.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Nets first goal since return

    Kiviranta scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    Kiviranta tallied in the third period with his first goal in three games since he returned from a lower-body injury. The Finn has eight points, 25 shots on net and 27 hits through 22 contests. He'll likely play in the middle six for the remainder of the season.

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  • Stars' Joel Kiviranta: Activated off injured reserve

    Kiviranta (lower body) was removed from injured reserve Thursday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Kiviranta has been out of action for the last 21 games due to his lower-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old winger was stuck in a seven-game goal drought during which he managed just one assist, eight shots and nine hits while averaging 11:27 of ice time. With Kiviranta available, the Stars could revert to a 12/6 lineup formation rather than carrying seven defensemen.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left