With a light schedule on tap Monday night in the NHL, two of the game’s star names are heading in different directions. Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars will make his much anticipated debut while Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche will sit out tonight’s game in Edmonton.
First, in Columbus, the Stars will welcome back their “cornerstone” player in Benn who recently signed a new 5-year, $26.25 million dollar deal after sitting out the beginning of the season over contract disputes.
There was some thought that Benn may not be ready to go in tonight’s game due to his working VISA not being ready in time. But according to the Dallas Stars Inside Edge, the paperwork has cleared and thus allowing Benn to suit up for the Stars.
The 23-year old scored 26 goals and 63 points last season for the Stars. The team was 2-2-1 to start the year without Benn’s services.
While one player rejoins their club, another household name will sit and watch tonight’s action. Gabriel Landeskog will not suit up for the Colorado Avalanche tonight when they visit Rexall Place to battle the Edmonton Oilers.
According to the team’s official Twitter account the youngest captain in the NHL will miss the game due to “head and neck issues.” The club described the hit that Landeskog received against the San Jose Sharks‘ Brad Stuart on Saturday as “devastating.” The captain did return to finish the game and after admitted that the hit was clean. The timetable for his return is uncertain at this point.
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