Dallas Stars: Douglas Murray

The Dallas Stars had the day off today, but forwards Loui Eriksson, Steve Ott and Tomas Vincour were in Frisco getting evaluated after taking hits to the head in last night's game against the Sharks.

Eriksson left the game in the second period after getting hit by Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray and did not return. Stars coach Marc Crawford didn't have much new on Eriksson's condition.

"He was in today and will continue to be diagnosed every day," Crawford said. "Obviously he couldn’t play last night and we kept him out."

Crawford wouldn't give an indication if Eriksson would be available for Thursday's game against Chicago.

"I wouldn’t be willing to say anything right now," Crawford said. "We’re just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses."

Vincour (hit by Murray) and Ott (elbowed in the head by Dany Heatley) stayed in the game.

"I saw Ott this morning and saw Vincour this morning. They are both fine," Crawford said, adding that they be getting further evaluation. "Everybody is being evaluated on a day to day basis."

Meanwhile, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reported that Heatley has a disciplinary meeting with the NHL for the hit on Ott.

The Stars are looking to bring in some help from the AHL. The team placed right wing Brandon Segal on re-entry waivers Wednesday and plan to recall him if he clears on Thursday. That's likely to happen because the waiver rules change after the NHL trade deadline. If a team were to claim Segal they would not be allowed to have him on the roster the rest of the season.

Tuesday's hit parade

March, 16, 2011
3/16/11
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Video clips of all the controversial hits in Tuesday night's Dallas Stars-San Jose Sharks game are tough to find. In other words, they aren't up on YouTube.

But TSN included the two Doug Murray hits - the ones on Loui Eriksson and Tomas Vincour - and the Dany Heatley elbow on Steve Ott in a collection of game highlights. You can find those highlights here.

On the other side of things, the TSN highlights don't include the Jamie Langenbrunner hit that knocked Sharks defenseman Niclas Wallin out of the game. You can find that one on YouTube here.
DALLAS -- Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson left Tuesday's game against the San Jose Sharks with an "upper body" injury and will not return.

Eriksson was injured in the second period when he appeared to get hit in the head area during a collision with San Jose San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray in the neutral zone. There was no penalty on the play.

Eriksson is second on the Stars in scoring with 63 points (23 goals, 40 assists) and is one of four Dallas players to have played in all of the team's game this season.

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