The Texas Stars had two players suit up for the first time this season when they took on the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night at Cedar Park Center.
Forward Scott Glennie was in the lineup after being scratched the first seven games. He skated on the fourth line with Luke Gazdic and Antoine Roussel, and saw some special teams time as well. He had no points, no shots on goal and an even rating for the game.
“For the most part I felt pretty good today,” said Glennie, Dallas’ first round pick (eighth overall) in 2009. “Obviously, we wanted to win today, but I felt like I got a lot of my wind back. Obviously there is a lot of room for improvement in my game. It’s just good to get back on the ice and get back in the swing of things.”
Last week, Dallas Stars assistant GM Les Jackson said a conditioning issue was the main reason that Glennie had not played to start the season. Glennie said he’s been working hard to get ready physically and be sharp mentally for his first game of the season.
“It’s not where I wanted to be. I’ve been working out hard with J.J. McQueen (Dallas Stars Development Coordinator) and I am trying to get back to where I need to be,” said Glennie. “Mentally, it’s the same old stuff. You try to be in the right places, do the right things before the game and be in the rights spots and do the right things.”
Saturday also marked the first game of the season for forward Colton Sceviour, who missed the first seven games of the season due to a hand injury suffered in the preseason.
“I haven’t played a full game since last April, so it was exciting, it was good, it was long overdue,” said Sceviour. “I was tired of sitting in the stands. It felt good to get on the ice.”
Sceviour, who played on a line with Travis Morin and Matt Fraser, scored the Stars’ lone goal in the 4-1 loss to Grand Rapids.