Jason Demers (upper body) is out Thursday for Stars

Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers (upper body) wasn't on the ice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Demers suffered an injury during Tuesday's game (a loss to the Calgary Flames) and wasn't able to skate on Thursday. Given this news, he's not expected to play Thursday against the Vancouver Canucks.

Demers has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 22 games played this season. More importantly, he has an average time on ice of 20:30, which is third most on the Stars. We project Demers to score 18 points over the remaining course of the season (four goals, 14 assists), as long as this injury doesn't keep him out of the lineup for significant time.