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January 16, 2021 01:16 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell (COVID-19) returned to practice Saturday, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

Lindell was placed on injured reserve on Thursday as part of the Stars' COVID-19 outbreak, but he appears to be clear to participate again. While he will need to be officially activated prior to the Stars' first game Friday versus the Predators, it's fully expected the 26-year-old will be in the lineup.

January 14, 2021 10:52 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell has been placed on injured reserve due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, per TSN.

The Stars' first three games have been postponed due to the team's COVID-19 breakout, so at this point there's no reason to believe Lindell won't be available when Dallas opens its season against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The 26-year-old blueliner picked up 23 points in 69 contests last campaign.

September 26, 2020 02:08 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Assists on opening tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell had an assist, four shots on goal and three hits in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning in Game 4.

Lindell fed John Klingberg, and the latter made a brilliant individual effort for the Stars' first goal. The 26-year-old Lindell has a goal, seven assists, 72 hits, 65 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating in 25 postseason outings. He hasn't done much on the scoresheet, but the Finn's assignments tend to be more defensive in nature.

September 19, 2020 10:44 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Generates helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell managed an assist, four blocked shots and three hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Lightning in Game 1.

Lindell's helper came on a Joel Kiviranta goal in the final minute of the second period. After an eight-game point drought, Lindell has assists in consecutive outings. The Finnish blueliner is up to a goal, six helpers, 63 hits and 61 blocked shots through 22 playoff outings.

September 14, 2020 11:40 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Collects assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell had an assist, four hits and three blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 5.

The helper snapped an eight-game point drought for Lindell. The Finnish blueliner has produced one goal, five assists, 60 hits and 57 blocked shots through 21 playoff games. DFS managers may want to consider Lindell as a depth option during the Stanley Cup Finals, but he's not likely to be a big factor on the scoresheet.

August 27, 2020 02:44 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Notches helper Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell posted an assist and six blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.

Lindell's shot attempt deflected off Jamie Benn and past Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz to give the Stars a 4-3 lead. That advantage lasted 1:15 before the Avalanche rallied for three goals to close out the game. Lindell now has a goal, four helpers, 35 hits, 31 blocked shots and 21 shots on net through 12 playoff contests.

August 25, 2020 12:52 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Nets goal in Game 2
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Lindell scored a goal on three shots and added eight hits in Monday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 2.

Lindell's goal came with a bit of controversy. The puck appeared to be in Pavel Francouz's pads, but the referees called it a goal in the moment, and it stood upon review. That is Lindell's first tally to go with three assists, 33 hits, 25 blocked shots and 20 shots on goal in 11 postseason games.

August 23, 2020 12:04 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Sets physical tone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell had eight hits, six blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 1.

Lindell wasn't able to get on the scoresheet, but he provided significant grit for the Stars in 25:35. He led the team in both hits and blocked shots Saturday. The Finn has three helpers, 25 hits and 25 blocks through 10 postseason outings while averaging 24:45 a game.

August 21, 2020 01:44 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Adds helper on equalizer
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Lindell recorded an assist and blocked five shots in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Flames in Game 6.

Lindell's shot attempt initially appeared to be tipped in by Joe Pavelski, but ultimately deflected off Denis Gurianov to tie the game at three. Lindell earned an assist either way, his third of the postseason. The Finnish defenseman has added 17 hits, 19 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating in nine playoff games.

August 16, 2020 11:36 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Slings assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell recorded an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Flames in Game 4.

Lindell helped out on the second of Joe Pavelski's three goals in the contest. He was originally credited with a second assist on the overtime goal, but lost that helper when the goal was changed to Alexander Radulov post-game. Lindell skated 29:16 across the four-period game -- he's seeing bigger minutes lately as head coach Rick Bowness has leaned heavily on his top-four defensemen since Stephen Johns (undisclosed) got hurt.

August 12, 2020 05:20 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Registers helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell posted an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Flames in Game 1.

Lindell had the lone helper on Jamie Benn's second-period tally. In the regular season, Lindell produced 23 points, 98 shots on goal, 127 blocked shots and 89 hits in 69 contests. The Finn has added nine shots, eight blocks, six hits and a minus-4 rating through four games in the playoffs.

February 28, 2020 01:40 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Provides assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell registered an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.

Lindell went 12 straight games without a point -- the assist was just his second point in February. The Finnish blueliner has contributed 21 blocked shots, 20 hits and 19 shots through 14 appearances this month. For the season, he's at 23 points, 118 blocks and 82 hits through 64 outings.

February 17, 2020 11:08 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Lacking offense recently
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell is in an eight-game point drought.

Lindell has posted 11 hits, 12 blocked shots and 10 shots on goal in that span. The Finn is stuck on 22 points to go with 112 blocks, 73 hits and 78 shots through 59 games this season. His defensive presence will keep him in the lineup, but fantasy owners need to see more offense to rely on him.

February 2, 2020 03:36 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Posts helper in overtime win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell generated an assist and three blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Devils.

Lindell sparked a play that resulted in Joe Pavelski's overtime tally. The Finnish defenseman is up to 22 points, 68 shots on goal, 100 blocks and 62 hits through 51 games. He's one of 14 blueliners in the league to reach 100 blocks so far this season. Reliable on both ends of the rink, Lindell is a solid add for fantasy rosters.

January 28, 2020 12:16 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Snags helper Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell provided an assist, four blocked shots and two hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning.

The Finnish defenseman helped out on Denis Gurianov's second-period tally. Lindell is up to 21 points (three goals, 18 helpers), 94 blocks, 57 hits and a plus-4 rating in 49 games this season. He should continue to see top-pairing minutes more often than not.

January 15, 2020 01:56 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Buries overtime winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell scored a goal and blocked five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche.

Lindell saw a five-game point streak end in Saturday's loss to the Sharks. The Finn didn't wait long to return to form, and his third goal of the season couldn't have come at a better time. He's up to 20 points, 59 shots on goal, 87 blocks and 50 hits in 46 games. With John Klingberg back from a lower-body injury, Lindell isn't likely to see much premium power-play time going forward, which could cause the latter to slow his scoring pace a bit.

January 10, 2020 01:08 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Five-game, eight-assist streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell notched a power-play helper in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Ducks.

Lindell's helper binge continued Thursday -- he now has eight assists in his last three outings and three straight games with a helper on the power play. The Finn is up to 19 points, 79 blocked shots, 58 shots on goal and 47 hits through 44 games.

January 9, 2020 02:12 AM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Adds pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell recorded two assists, including one on the power play, in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Kings.

Lindell has thrived in a large role since John Klingberg (lower body) exited the lineup. In the last two games, Lindell has five helpers, with two of them coming on the power play. He's produced seven assists in his last four outings and now has 18 points, 77 blocked shots, 57 shots on goal and a plus-8 rating in 43 appearances overall.

January 4, 2020 03:12 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Trio of assists in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell racked up three assists and skated a game-high 25:26 in Friday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.

Two of Lindell's helpers were of the shorthanded variety, and the other came on a Radek Faksa power-play goal in the second period. The Finnish defenseman saw big minutes due to John Klingberg's absence with a lower-body injury. Lindell has five assists over his last three games, and he'll be poised to keep the surge going as long as Klingberg remains out. With 16 points, 75 blocked shots, 57 shots on goal, 46 hits and a plus-8 rating through 42 appearances this year, Lindell could make for a good DFS option in the near-term.

January 1, 2020 09:48 PM
Stars' Esa Lindell: Adds assist Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lindell supplied an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.

Lindell started the sequence that ended with Blake Comeau netting the Stars' first goal of the game. The Finnish defender has found a groove with five assists and 22 blocked shots in his last nine outings. For the season, he's up to 13 points, a plus-7 rating, 57 shots and 74 blocks in 41 contests.

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