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The stars are hoping to get some additional help for their playoff run


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Sam Jones
May 28, 2024  (8:54)
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The stars are hoping to get some additional help for their playoff run
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The Dallas Stars, fresh off a crucial victory in game 2 against the Edmonton Oilers, are on the cusp of welcoming back a vital member of their squad, Roope Hintz.

Hintz, sidelined due to health concerns, has been sorely missed, and his potential return is poised to significantly tilt the playoff dynamics.
During their ongoing playoff road trip, the Stars have managed to even the series, instilling a renewed sense of optimism. The presence of Hintz on the road, coupled with positive updates from head coach Pete DeBoer, suggests a comeback could be imminent. DeBoer indicated that Hintz might lace up for game 3 or 4, revealing that the forward was nearly deemed fit for game 2 but was ultimately rested as a precaution.
"Roope is traveling with the team, and there's a strong chance he'll play in the upcoming games," DeBoer shared. "We opted to rest him a bit longer, ensuring he's at full strength. His return is crucial for us, especially now in the playoffs."
Hintz's statistics, with 6 points in 11 games, underscore his dual role in Dallas's lineup, contributing both offensively and defensively. His imminent return is not just a boost for the Stars but a looming challenge for the Oilers, who have their own hurdles to overcome.
Despite the potential setback with Hintz's return, the Oilers have reasons for optimism. Adam Henrique's recent return bolsters their lineup, providing the Oilers with enhanced depth and defensive acumen. This reinforcement is crucial as they aim to capitalize on their early series momentum, following a victory in game 1.
As the series progresses, both teams will need to leverage their returning talents, making strategic adjustments to navigate through the heightened playoff pressures. The Oilers will need to focus inward, ensuring their gameplay remains sharp and responsive to the evolving challenges posed by a rejuvenated Stars lineup.
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The stars are hoping to get some additional help for their playoff run

Does Hintz reverse the Stars' fortunes?

Yes, they'll be much harder to beat now2139.6 %
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