The Dallas Stars made a big move this weekend to acquire forward Mats Zuccarello from the New York Rangers. On Sunday, Zuccarello made his debut with Dallas and–
Mats Zuccarello is heading back to Dallas for evaluation, but the early assessment is that he is expected to miss at least 4 weeks.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 24, 2019
In the Stars’ 4-3 win over the Hawks, Zuccarello recorded a goal and an assist. Then, in the second period, he blocked a shot from Connor Murphy.
Another angle of Zuccarello. pic.twitter.com/GKtP2Omy9K
— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) February 24, 2019
Right in the hand. The Stars announced Zuccarello would miss at least four weeks to the injury, a suspected bone break.
Zuccarello said it’s his arm and thinks it’s broken. Doesn’t know anything else and said he’ll see doctor tomorrow or Tuesday for better idea if recovery plan
— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) February 24, 2019
The trade for Zuccarello cost a good bit of Dallas’ future: two picks – a second- and third-round – each of which could become first-round picks if the Stars’ extend him and go deep in the playoffs.
Zuccarello, 31, has played for the Rangers since he entered the league nine seasons ago. He and New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist have become close in that time, as Lundvist emotinally discussed following today’s game in DC.
Henrik Lundqvist gets choked up talking about the Mats Zuccarello trade.
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) February 24, 2019
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