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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-16-5 83
37-17-9 83
37-20-5 79
35-25-2 72
31-26-3 65
29-27-6 64
25-31-5 55
15-41-5 35

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 5 12 1 10:12 25

Top Craig Smith News

  • Stars' Craig Smith: Garners assist

    Smith notched an assist and three hits in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks.

    Smith had gone eight games without a point entering Saturday. His shot led to a second chance for Radek Faksa to bury early in the second period. The helper gave Smith 12 points through 58 outings. He has also added 87 shots on net, 38 hits and a plus-1 rating. The 34-year-old winger remains in a fourth-line role, though the Stars' tight cap situation makes it questionable if they'll acquire any forward depth ahead of Friday's trade deadline.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Tallies game-winner in blowout

    Smith scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Thursday's 9-2 win over the Predators.

    Smith scored at 12:31 of the first period, and that goal held as the game-winner, his first such goal this season. The winger has 11 points, 78 shots on net, 25 PIM and a plus-5 rating through 49 outings while playing on the fourth line. He's got some safety in the lineup while Evgenii Dadonov (lower body) is out, but Smith's spot could be in danger if the Stars opt to call up a prospect eventually.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Nabs assist in win

    Smith recorded an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.

    Smith has been steady in limited action lately, racking up five points and 14 shots on goal over his last 10 games. He's averaged just 9:39 of ice time per contests in that span. The 34-year-old winger is up to 10 points, 73 shots, 25 hits, 22 blocked shots, 23 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 46 outings overall as a fixture on the fourth line.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Scores in return

    Smith scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Smith missed one game with an upper-body injury, but he was able to step into his usual fourth-line role after the brief absence. He saw just 10:39 of ice time, making the most of it by scoring a goal in the second period. The winger has four points over his last eight outings, which constitutes one of his better stretches of the season. Overall, Smith has six goals, three assists, 69 shots on net, 22 hits, 21 blocked shots, 23 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 44 contests.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Good to play Thursday

    Smith (upper body) will draw into the lineup against Anaheim on Thursday, per Mike Heika of the Stars' official site.

    Smith, who missed Tuesday's 5-4 win over Detroit, has five goals, eight points, 23 PIM, 22 hits and 20 blocks in 43 contests this season. He's projected to play on the fourth line alongside Evgenii Dadonov and Radek Faksa.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Sidelined with upper-body issue

    Smith (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus Detroit, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Smith has picked up just eight points through 43 contests this season, so fantasy managers shouldn't need to track his status. Look for Ty Dellandrea to replace Smith in the lineup against the Red Wings.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Injured Sunday

    Smith suffered an upper-body injury Sunday against the Islanders, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Head coach Pete DeBoer did not have an update on Smith's status after the game. Smith logged just 3:44 of ice time prior to exiting the game. He'll be considered questionable for Tuesday's game in Detroit until more information is available.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Pots goal Saturday

    Smith scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

    Smith has picked up the pace lately with three points and nine shots on net over his last six outings. The 34-year-old winger is still unlikely to see much more than fourth-line usage, though he had 1:17 of power-play ice time Saturday with Mason Marchment (illness) out. Smith has produced eight points, 68 shots on net, 23 PIM, 22 hits, 20 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating over 42 contests this season.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Snags assist

    Smith notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

    Smith has two helpers over his last four games. The 34-year-old winger will make the occasional scoring contribution, but his offense is predictably limited in a fourth-line role. Overall, he's managed seven points, 64 shots on net, 23 PIM and 21 hits through 40 outings this season.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Generates helper Wednesday

    Smith logged an assist, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Wild.

    Smith snapped a four-game dry spell by helping out on Sam Steel's tally late in the third period. The 34-year-old Smith continues to log steady shifts on the fourth line, offering little in the way of fantasy upside. He has six points, 63 shots on net, 23 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 37 appearances.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Finds twine in blowout win

    Smith scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    This was Smith's second goal over the last four games. Prior to that stretch, he went 16 contests without a point. The 34-year-old winger has remained firmly in a fourth-line role this season, though he is at risk of the occasional scratch when the Stars' forward group is fully healthy, as it is heading into January. Smith has just five points with 54 shots on net, 19 hits, 21 PIM and a plus-3 rating over 32 outings this season.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Tallies late equalizer

    Smith scored a goal on two shots, went plus-2 and blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Predators.

    Smith scored at 19:45 of the third period, tying the game at 2-2 and setting the stage for Jani Hakanpaa's game-winner 11 seconds later. Smith had gone 16 games without a point, missing two contests due to an illness and one as a healthy scratch in that span. The 34-year-old has been confined to fourth-line duties, posting just four points, 47 shots on net, 17 PIM, 19 hits, 13 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over 29 appearances in his first year with Dallas.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Available to return

    Smith (illness) will be available for Tuesday's contest against Winnipeg, per Lia Assimakopoulos of The Dallas Morning News.

    Smith was back on the ice for Monday's practice after sitting out the past two games due to an illness. He has generated two goals, one assist and 28 shots on net over 17 games this campaign. If he plays against the Jets, Ty Dellandrea or Sam Steel could be scratched.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Still out Friday

    Smith (illness) participated in Friday's morning skate but won't play versus the Flames, Stars radio host Owen Newkirk reports.

    Smith will miss his second straight game, but his presence at practice is a positive sign. The Stars don't play again until Tuesday versus the Jets, so Smith should have a good chance to be ready by then. One of Ty Dellandrea or Sam Steel will likely exit the lineup once Smith returns.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Out with illness

    Smith (illness) won't play versus the Golden Knights on Wednesday.

    Smith will miss his first game of the season due to the illness. He's mired in a five-game point drought. Ty Dellandrea will take Smith's place in the lineup Wednesday.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Tallies in Thursday's win

    Smith scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Smith ended his six-game point drought with the goal. The 34-year-old has primarily played in a fourth-line role with virtually no power-play time this season, though he's yet to be a healthy scratch. Smith is up to three points, 19 shots on net, eight hits, eight PIM and a plus-2 rating through 12 contests.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Garners first helper

    Smith logged an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Penguins.

    The helper was Smith's first of the season, and he's added one goal through five games. The 34-year-old is in a fourth-line role, but so far he's been able to fend off challenges from Ty Dellandrea and Sam Steel, who have been healthy scratches at times. Smith has added five shots on goal, five hits, five blocked shots and a plus-2 rating while averaging 10:32 of ice time per game.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Opens scoring in second period

    Smith scored a goal on two shots, added two hits and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights.

    Smith had just one blocked shot in the season opener versus the Blues, but he was more productive in the second game of the year. The 34-year-old logged a team-low 10:10 of ice time Tuesday, and it appears he'll be firmly in a fourth-line role throughout the campaign. He's also playing on his off side at left wing, which could limit his effectiveness. Smith had 16 points in 64 outings between Boston and Washington last season.

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  • Stars' Craig Smith: Joining Dallas

    Smith signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Stars on Saturday.

    The 33-year-old Smith posted 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 64 games last year between the Bruins and the Capitals. Smith will likely occupy a middle-six role for the Stars in 2023-24.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Madison, WI
Age: 34
Experience: 12
Shoots: Right