Hanley underwent core muscle surgery Tuesday but is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.
Hanley played in just 35 games for the Stars this season, recording a career-high eight helpers while averaging 13:01 of ice time. Despite having appeared in 81 games over the course of six seasons for Montreal, Arizona and Dallas, the 30-year-old blueliner is still looking for his first NHL goal.
Hanley is dealing with a core injury that may require surgery, Saad Yousuf of The Athletic reports.
At this point it isn't clear if Hanley will be fully recovered from his injury in time for next season's training camp. The 29-year-old blueliner picked up eight helpers through 35 games as a rotational, bottom-pairing option for the Stars this season.
Hanley notched an assist and two hits in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
Hanley recorded the secondary assist on Joe Pavelski's goal in the first period. The 29-year-old Hanley remains in search of his first NHL goal. The six-year veteran defenseman had career highs in assists (eight), games played (35), shots on goal (27) and plus-minus (plus-6) this season as a rotational option on the third pairing. He signed a two-year contract extension with the Stars in April, so he'll likely fill a similar role next season.
Hanley posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Lightning.
The 29-year-old Hanley has produced only seven assists, 25 shots on net and 38 hits through 32 contests this season. The Ontario native will likely remain limited to third-pairing minutes when he gets into the lineup.
Hanley produced an assist, two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings.
Hanley returned to the lineup after a two-game absence as a healthy scratch -- Miro Heiskanen (lower body) was unavailable Tuesday. The 29-year-old Hanley is up to six assists, 21 shots on net, 29 hits, 23 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating in 26 outings as a rotational depth option on the blue line.
Hanley produced an assist and two hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Hanley earned the secondary assist on Denis Gurianov's tally at 16:42 of the second period. The 29-year-old Hanley has five helpers, 21 shots on net, 27 hits, 21 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through 25 appearances. He'll likely be in the lineup as long as Andrej Sekera (lower body) remains out.
Hanley signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension with the Stars on Wednesday.
Hanley has been a solid rotational option for Dallas this season, picking up four helpers while posting a plus-3 rating and averaging 12:08 of ice time per contest in 24 appearances. The 29-year-old blueliner will likely continue to be deployed sparingly over the next two campaigns as a depth option for the Stars.
Hanley (lower body) will be in Sunday's lineup against the Predators, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hanley will return from a five-game absence Sunday. The 29-year-old has four assists in 29 games this season and will return to a bottom-pairing role.
Hanley (lower body) is a game-time call for Sunday's matchup against the Predators, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Hanley has a chance to return after a five-game absence, though the team won't make a decision until warmups at the earliest. The 29-year-old has notched just four assists through 22 games this season, so his availability doesn't have many fantasy implications.
Hanley (lower body) remains unavailable ahead of Saturday's game versus Florida, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Hanley should be ready to return soon, but he's only picked up four assists through 22 games this campaign, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his status.
Hanley (lower body) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hanley will miss a fourth straight game, meaning Mark Pysyk will stay in the lineup. The 29-year-old's next chance to play is Saturday against the Panthers.
Hanley (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Hanley will miss a third straight game. The 29-year-old belueliner has played 22 games with the Stars this season, marking a career high for NHL appearances in a season. Mark Pysyk will continue skating on the third pairing in Hanley's place.
Hanley (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Hurricanes, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hanley will sit out for a second straight contest, meaning Mark Pysyk will draw into the lineup and skate on the third pairing.
Hanley (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hanley is sitting out because of an injury he picked up during Thursday's win over the Predators. Mark Pysyk will enter the lineup in Hanley's place.
Hanley (lower body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Predators.
Hanley got hurt in the first period and played only 4:15 in the contest. He was making his 12th straight appearance as a third-pairing defenseman. The severity of his injury is unknown, but head coach Rick Bowness may have more information after the game. If Hanley can't play Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Mark Pysyk could rejoin the lineup.
Hanley recorded two assists, two shots on net and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Hanley has stepped up since he joined the lineup March 13. In the last nine games, he's provided three assists from a third-pairing role, which has relegated Mark Pysyk to the press box. The 29-year-old Hanley is up to four assists in 19 outings this year. He's added 19 shots on net, 16 hits, 15 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating, although he won't carry much fantasy appeal in a limited role.
Hanley recorded an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Hanley had the secondary helper on Roope Hintz's third-period marker. Through 14 games, Hanley has two assists, 15 shots on net, 13 hits and 12 blocked shots. The 29-year-old defenseman will continue to compete with Mark Pysyk for playing time -- Hanley's had the edge lately, playing in eight of the last 10 games.
Hanley notched an assist and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
Hanley was in the lineup again as head coach Rick Bowness wanted to rest Mark Pysyk. The 29-year-old Hanley's assist on a Roope Hintz goal in the third period was the former's first point in nine outings. The Stars face a condensed schedule due to their earlier game postponements during a COVID-19 outbreak among the team and poor weather in Dallas. Hanley could see more playing time than usual as a rotational option on the third pairing as Bowness attempts to keep his team fresh in the final two months of the season.
Hanley has appeared in the Stars' last two games.
Hanley's playing time overall has been inconsistent -- when the Stars are fully healthy, he's the seventh defenseman. He has no points and 12 shots on net in eight appearances in 2020-21.
Hanley (undisclosed) is participating in pregame warmups and appears set to play Tuesday against Detroit, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hanley has yet to suit up for game action this season, but he's taking line rushes on the third pairing with Andrej Sekera and appears likely to play. With eight points in 46 NHL contests over the last five seasons, we wouldn't plan for much of a fantasy contribution from the 29-year-old, however.
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|05/07||@ TB||W 5-2||0||0||0||-1||11:34|
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