Saturday, March 19, 2016

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. Grand Rapids Griffins

Texas Stars
35-22-5-3, 78 pts, 0.600
#2 Pacific Division
v.Grand Rapids Griffins
40-20-1-1, 82 pts, 0.661
#1 Central Division
March 19th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

The Stars have another shot at the Griffins tonight, hoping to end their 12 game streak in its tracks. Last Wednesday's game shows that the Griffins are ready for the playoffs, and Texas still has a little bit to go.

Helping them this weekend, the Stars could see Remi Elie return to their lineup. Kevin King being released on Thursday points to Elie's healthy return.

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
At this point, it doesn't make much sense for the Stars to rush Greg Rallo and Travis Morin back from their concussions. As long as they continue to win at a 50/50 pace, they'll hold onto a playoff spot. If they can be patient and wait another month for their top veterans to get healthy, it can only help their playoff case once they make it there.

Stars injury/call up report:
Faksa, Ritchie, Johns (call up)
Rallo, Morin (concussion)
Shore (season-ending surgery)
Elie (questionable)

Website: griffinshockey.com
Twitter: @GriffinsHockey
Blog: Griffins Hockey on MLive.com

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