Player Updates

April 4, 2017 01:12 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Likely done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 2, 2017 02:00 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 28, 2017 07:40 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Out again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 25, 2017 12:48 AM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Unfit to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (lower body) will not play Sunday, Sean Shapiro of 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.

March 24, 2017 09:00 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Sits due to injury Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 26, 2017 03:25 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Starting to show up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler had a goal and an assist in a losing effort against Boston on Sunday.

Hudler's had a rough season between illness and healthy scratches. He's only played 26 games and has been having his minutes limited. However, he has a goal and two assists over the last two games despite seeing only 23:27 of ice time between those two games. He's still a risk to roster, but might be worth keeping an eye on in case he starts to return to form.

January 21, 2017 10:35 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Moved to press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Capitals, as head coach Lindy Ruff searches for stronger play on the puck, Bill Nichols and Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News report.

Hudler has managed just two goals and seven points this season, although both goals and five points have come over the past seven games. Apparently that wasn't good enough progress for Ruff. If you were considering Hudler in deeper fantasy pools based on the recent hot streak, Saturday's healthy scratch should splash cold water on that notion.

January 18, 2017 08:00 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Extends point streak in limited time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With an assist against the Rangers on Tuesday, Hudler's point streak is at three games.

That's good, but he still doesn't look like the player most were hoping for when he signed in Dallas. He didn't take a single shot and saw only 10:24 of ice time. On the season, he's averaging less than a shot per game and has only seven points through 21 games.

January 10, 2017 02:15 AM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Posts multi-point night in top-line role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler scored a goal and registered an assist through 12:30 of ice time during Monday's win over Los Angeles.

The veteran posted a top-10 finish in points just two years ago, and he hit stride Monday while skating on the No. 1 line. His fantasy value is in limbo because Jamie Benn's (foot) return could quickly bump Hudler to a supporting role again, but Monday's showing highlights Hudler's fleeting uptick in fantasy value. It could also represent a sign of things to come. In deep seasonal leagues, it isn't out of the question to make Hudler a speculative add. He's also a potential low-priced consideration in daily contests while receiving a top-line look.

January 9, 2017 03:25 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Skating with top line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler skated on the No. 1 line with Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza during Monday's morning skate, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Seguin and Spezza are the two best healthy scorers for Dallas, so Hudler's fantasy stock receives an instant upgrade with his projected promotion. While there is no guarantee the 33-year-old veteran sticks in the role for the entire game or beyond Monday's date with Los Angeles, Hudler is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests for the game and his production is worth monitoring in deep seasonal leagues.

December 11, 2016 07:00 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Makes long-awaited return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) is in the lineup for Sunday's game in Chicago, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

After missing a whopping 20 games to a mystery illness, Hudler finally returns to the Stars' lineup where he will be inserted into the third line. The 32-year-old hasn't registered a point or even a shot on goal in only four games this season, but with a supposedly full bill of health, he'll be on the look for his firsts of the season Sunday.

December 10, 2016 01:05 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Won't return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler, who's been battling an illness, will not play in Saturday afternoon's game against the Flyers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Some may have thought that Hudler would be fit to play in the matinee considering he had been taken off injured reserve Friday, but it appears that the Stars will take the cautious route with the veteran winger. His next chance to suit up will be Sunday, on the road against the Blackhawks.

December 9, 2016 12:25 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) was taken off injured reserve Friday and will likely slot in Saturday against Philadelphia.

Hudler has been out of the lineup since Nov. 1 but appears to finally be back to 100 percent. Signed during the offseason, the veteran has played in a mere four games for the Stars this year. With Hudler ready to go, Dallas sent Jason Dickinson back to the minors.

December 5, 2016 02:00 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) not yet ready to play, but getting close, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Hudler appears to have shaken the virus that has kept him out of the last 17 contests, but will need to get his legs back under him. Additionally, the winger has not been activated off injured reserve. Fantasy owners expecting big things after the 32-year-old signed with the Stars during the offseason will have to wait a little longer with no clear timeline set by the organization.

November 10, 2016 05:44 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Remains sidelined with virus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) is still battling a virus in Texas and did not travel with the Stars on their current five-game road trip, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Hudler has been fighting this illness for the better part of the season and there's still no timetable for his return as a result. Hudler is just one season removed from a 76-point campaign in 2014-15, but his health situation is uncertain at best right now.

November 6, 2016 10:25 AM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Hudler is expected to miss both games of the weekend slate, so the team will use the opportunity to add another forward to the roster, recalling Justin Dowling. Given that Hudler last laced up his skates for game action Nov. 1, he should be eligible to return as soon as Thursday when the Stars travel to Calgary.

November 4, 2016 11:21 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Expected to miss weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) is expected to miss both games this weekend.

The 32-year-old has only played in four games this year, but hasn't notched a point yet. He certainly has the potential to break out once healthy, but that likely won't be until Tuesday at the earliest.

November 3, 2016 12:53 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Out with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler is once again sidelined due to illness for Thursday's game against St. Louis.

Hudler previously missed five games due to illness, so it is not clear whether this is the same ailment as previous or something new that he is dealing with. When he has been healthy, the winger has struggled to contribute as he has yet to even record a shot on goal and is minus-3 through four games. It is going to be hard for the 32-year-old to get his game going when he is continuously sidelined, which means fantasy owner may want to consider dropping him from their lineups.

October 31, 2016 01:33 AM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Takes limited role in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler returned from illness for Saturday's shutout loss to the Wild, going pointless while failing to record a shot.

Despite a load of injuries to the Dallas forward corps, Hudler played just 15:36 and couldn't put any rubber on net. He's expected to take on a bigger role with the team, but that's the most ice he's seen in his three games this season. That said, you may want want to wait until he finds his groove in Dallas before rostering him.

October 29, 2016 04:11 PM
Stars' Jiri Hudler: Taken off IR on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudler (illness) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, indicating that he'll be available for the evening's contest against the Wild.

In a corresponding move, the Stars sent Justin Dowling to AHL Texas. With several forwards still out with injuries, look for Hudler to be situated in the top six with time on the man advantage, should such an opportunity present itself.