Dallas Stars Prospect Report: Radek Faksa out 4-6 weeks

Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and the European leagues.

*C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks for Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League with a MCL injury suffered in a January 19 game against the Barrie Colts. Faksa was injured when he was checked along the boards.

*RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) missed two games for Niagara of the OHL after being suspended for instigating a fight with less than five minutes left in a game. Ritchie went after Nick Czinder after the Peterborough forward nailed Niagara rookie Aaron Haydon with a big hit. Here’s video of the hit and Ritchie’s response.

*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) scored one goal in three games for Owen Sound of the OHL last week. Smith has 43 points (19 goals, 24 assists) in 48 games.

*RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) had two goals and one assist in three games for Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League over the past week. Stransky has 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists) in 48 games this season.

*C Mike Winther (second round/2012) scored one goal in three games in the last week. Winther has 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) in 45 games.

*RW Branden Troock (fifth round/2012) is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury for Seattle of the WHL.

*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) had no points and a plus-one rating in two games for Obrero in Sweden’s second division. He has no points and a plus-three rating in four games since being assigned to Obrero from the Swedish Elite League to get more ice time.

*D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) had one assist in two games for Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League. Klingberg, who missed the first part of the season due to offseason hip surgery, has eight assists and a plus-nine rating in 14 games since returning to action.

*D Esa Lindell scored the shootout winning goal as Kiekko-Vantaa defeated HCK, 2-1, in Finland’s second division on Saturday. Lindell has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 22 games with K-Vantaa this season.

*LW Alex Guptill (third round/2010) ran his points streak to five games with a goal in Michigan’s 3-2 loss to Western Michigan Friday night. Guptill had 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) during the streak, which ended Saturday night when he didn’t register a point in Michigan’s 5-1 loss to Western Michigan. Guptill, a sophomore, has 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in 24 games.

*LW Devin Shore (second round/2012) had two assists in two games as Maine swept a weekend series from Boston College. Shore, a freshman, ranks second on Maine with 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in 25 games this season.

*LW Curtis McKenzie picked up an assist in one game for Miami University over the weekend, but was suspended for the next game after picking up a major for hitting from behind and a 10 minute disqualification penalty. McKenzie, a senior, has 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 23 games.

Prospects Statistics

Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

FinlandPosTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIM

OHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Radek Faksa C Kitchener 32 7 19 26 0 22
Brett Ritchie RW Niagara 36 28 24 52 +25 32
Gemel Smith C Owen Sound 48 19 24 43 +14 48
WHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Matej Stransky RW Saskatoon 48 24 29 53 +11 57
Branden Troock RW Seattle 19 5 6 11 -5 19
Mike Winther C Prince Albert 45 17 23 40 +19 47
QMJHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Troy Vance D Victoriaville 39 3 15 18 -6 41
PEI 8 0 1 1 +1 4
Total 47 3 16 19 -5 45
GP MIN Rec GA/SVS GAA SV%
Maxime Lagace G PEI 24 1238 9-10-1 86/564 4.17 .868
Sweden Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ludwig Bystrom D MODO 30 3 3 6 +7 2
Obrero (Sweden-2) 4 0 0 0 +3 2
MODO, Jr. 4 0 2 2 -3 4
John Klingberg D Skelleftea 14 0 8 8 +9 4
Emil Molin C Brynas 33 1 2 3 -7 0
Brynas, Jr. 12 5 6 11 +1 33
Jyrki Jokipakka D Ilves 45 5 10 15 -20 18
Esa Lindell D Jokerit 19 0 0 0 -9 4
Kiekko-Vantaa (Finland 2) 22 4 6 10 -10 16
GP MIN Rec GA/SVS GAA SV%
Henri Kiviaho G KalPa (Jr.) 23 1361 13-10 61/542 2.69 .899
NCAA Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Alex Guptill LW Michigan 24 7 10 17 -2 20
Curtis McKenzie LW Miami 23 7 9 16 +2 62
Devin Shore C Maine 25 2 9 11 -1 6
Dmitry Sinitsyn D UMass-Lowell 11 2 0 2 0 4
Scott Winkler C Colorado College 26 12 11 23 +4 29

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