Dowling (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Oilers, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Dowling was recently recalled from a conditioning stint with AHL Texas, during which he notched three helpers in three games, but he's been a healthy scratch more often than not with the big club this campaign, so the fact that he won't be in the lineup against Edmonton shouldn't come as a surprise. He's only notched six points in 27 NHL appearances this season, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
The Stars recalled Dowling (undisclosed) from his conditioning assignment in AHL Texas.
The specifics surround the conditioning stint remain unclear, but Dowling recorded three assists over three games with AHL Texas. He'll return to the big club, where his first chance to be re-inserted into the lineup is in Tuesday's game against Edmonton.
The Stars loaned Dowling (undisclosed) to AHL Texas on a conditioning assignment Tuesday.
Dowling has been sidelined for over three weeks with an undisclosed injury, so he'll head to the minors to get back into game shape. Once healthy, the 29-year-old forward will return to his role as a depth option for the big club.
The Stars placed Dowling (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday.
The specific nature and severity of Dowling's injury remains a mystery, but he'll miss Dallas' next three games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The 29-year-old pivot has frequently sat as a healthy scratch this season and has only notched six points in the 27 contests he's appeared in, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his availability.
Dowling returned to the lineup Tuesday after spending seven games a healthy scratch.
Dowling posted a shot and a minus-1 rating in the 3-2 win over the Avalanche. He was called upon when Radek Faksa (upper body) was unable to suit up for the game. Dowling has six points, 26 shots and 24 hits in 25 appearances this season, but his role figures to be sporadic at best when the Stars are at full health.
Dowling provided an assist in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.
Dowling found Denis Gurianov for the goal just 38 seconds after the Flames' Andrew Mangiapane opened the scoring. Playing time has been hard to come by for Dowling, who has appeared in just four games in December. He has two assists in that span, putting his season total at six points and 25 shots on goal through 24 outings.
Dowling posted an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Predators.
Dowling set up Roope Hintz for the go-ahead goal at 6:40 of the second period. Dowling had served as a healthy scratch for the last three games. He's not an every-night player for the Stars, but he's produced five points in 22 appearances this season. The 29-year-old is not strong enough in any one category to warrant a spot on fantasy rosters -- he has just 23 hits, 23 shots on goal and eight PIM this season to go with his limited offense.
Dowling (upper body) managed two shots on goal and two PIM with a minus-1 rating in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.
Despite being listed on the first line, Dowling skated only 10:04 in his return to the lineup after a two-game absence. The center has four points, 23 shots and 22 hits in 20 outings this season. He's not likely to land on the fantasy radar in 2019-20.
Dowling (upper body) will make his return Friday against the Blues, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Dowling centered Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin during Friday's morning skate, so he's well positioned for a strong performance in his return. He has three goals and one assist in 19 appearances this season.
Dowling (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's clash with Chicago, NHL.com reports.
Dowling will miss a second straight game Tuesday and the Stars have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his recovery. Once healthy, the 29-year-old will return to a bottom-six role.
Dowling (upper body) won't play in Monday's game against the Golden Knights, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Dowling suffered an injury at an unfortunate time, as he compiled three goals and an assist over the last six contests after going pointless over the first 13 games. The 29-year-old is considered day-to-day, so he's questionable for Tuesday's matchup against the Blackhawks.
Dowling suffered an upper-body injury and will not return to Saturday's game versus the Blackhawks.
Dowling's injury occurred in the second period. He had just begun to find his touch on offense, with four points in his previous five outings. The Stars will hope the injury is not significant. If Dowling misses time, Denis Gurianov is likely to draw into the lineup. More information should be available prior to Monday's game versus the Golden Knights.
Dowling had a goal and an assist with two shots in a 6-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday.
It was the first multi-point game of the year for Dowling, who seems to have unlocked something as of late with three goals and four points over his last four games. He had gone his first 13 games of the season without a single point. The 29-year-old isn't asked to play an offensive-minded role for the Stars and has just seven points in 37 career games.
Dowling tallied the opening goal of Thursday's 4-2 win over the Canucks.
Dowling has scored in consecutive games after failing to record a point in the first 13 contests of the campaign. He started the game alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, who had the helpers on his tally. Dowling isn't likely to skate among the big names frequently -- he's a more defenseive-minded player, but coach Jim Montgomery is no stranger to shuffling his lines.
Dowling scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Flames.
After 33 games in parts of three seasons without a tally to his name, Dowling produced an unassisted goal in the third period Wednesday. Even better for the 29-year-old, it stood as the game-winner. It's his first point in 14 contests this year and just his fourth career point in the league, so fantasy owners won't be rushing to add the defensive center.
Dowling has no points in 12 games this year.
If there's one silver lining for the 29-year-old, he has set a new career high in NHL games played in a season. However, the lack of offense has seen him be a healthy scratch in three of the Stars' last four contests. Dowling has only three points in 32 NHL games in his career, so it's not like this is an unusual dry spell. He'll continue to be on the waiver wire in virtually all fantasy formats.
Dowling has yet to record a point through 10 appearances this season.
Dowling has managed 11 shots on goal and 10 hits so far, and he's also scraped together 10:57 per game. He's also averaging 1:04 per game on the man advantage, although he's seen no power-play time in his last four games. The 29-year-old may find himself in the press box regularly if his scoring struggles continue.
Dowling has no points, six shots on goal and five hits in six appearances this year.
The 29-year-old forward hasn't found his way onto a scoresheet yet and found himself as a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Capitals. Dowling entered the year with only three assists in 20 NHL contests over parts of two seasons. He remains a fantasy non-factor given the lack of offense.
Dowling (upper body) is no longer battling an injury and could play Friday against the Blackhawks, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Dowling seems likely to draw in for the Stars with Mats Zuccarello (arm) and Jamie Benn (rest) both slated to sit out the contest. Even so, the 28-year-old pivot, who has drawn into just nine NHL games, doesn't provide a ton of upside from a fantasy standpoint. He'll likely slot into the bottom six against the Blackhawks on Friday if inserted in the lineup.
Dowling (upper body) won't be available for Tuesday's home game against the Flyers, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Dowling has missed the last two games with the upper-body injury, but is expected to be back either Friday or Saturday before the regular season concludes. His return likely won't have an effect in the fantasy world, as he has just one assist in eight games this campaign. Expect an update on the 28-year-old's status closer to puck drop Friday.
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