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Stars’ Roope Hintz (upper body) to sit out trek through New York

Dec 27, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) waits for a face off during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars forward Roope Hintz did not accompany the team on its two-game road trip to New York due to an upper-body injury, coach Peter DeBoer announced Tuesday.

Hintz will sit out Tuesday’s game against the Islanders and Thursday’s tilt versus the Rangers. He sustained the injury in the first period of Dallas’ 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

“I’m not concerned about it being long-term but (he’s) not with us,” DeBoer said.

Hintz, 26, is second on the Stars in both goals (19) and points (44) this season, behind team leader Jason Robertson (28, 57). Hintz’s 25 assists trail only Joe Pavelski (27) and Robertson (29) on the club.

Tyler Seguin will be elevated to the top line to replace Hintz, DeBoer said.

“(Seguin is) not overwhelmed by the situation,” DeBoer said. “You’re not sticking a young guy up there that hasn’t been there before.”

–Field Level Media