A nasty looking knee-on-knee hit has knocked Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley out of their lineup for the foreseeable future, as the team announced that they will be without one of their key components to their blueline for the next 2-to-4 weeks.
Daley was hurt in the game against the Islanders on Tuesday night, when he collided with New York's Matt Martin in an open-ice knee-on-knee hit, which has now cost Martin a one game suspension, as per the NHL Player Safety Committee.
Daley has been pretty good for the Stars this season, scoring 16 goals and 33 points from the back end. His goal total currently has him in a tie with Brent Burns of the Sharks and is 1 goal behind Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the defenseman scoring race.
In terms of overall scoring, Daley ranks 173rd overall among all players and 26th among all defensemen, lacking in assists to keep up with the boys up at the top.
In the pool this year, Daley belongs to Wes, who currently sits in 3rd place. Wes is trying to chase down Grant S., as the gap between 3rd and 2nd has widened a little, now sitting at 18 points and Wes is currently safely ahead of Clayton in 4th place, as his lead is at 14 points. Daley isn't a big part of his success thus far, but in missing out on this time frame, there is a good chance that Wes could miss out on 3-to-5 points in this time frame.
An updated list of injuries can be found here.