Antoine Roussel LW DAL 1 week ago

Roussel finished Thursday's preseason loss to the Lightning with five penalty minutes and a paltry 9:51 of ice time.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 3 weeks ago

Roussel posted two minor penalties and seven hits in the Stars preseason opener.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 4 months ago

Roussel lead the World Championships in penalty minutes with 34 -- as well as one game misconduct -- through seven games.

Roussel, unsurprisingly, lead the tournament in penalty minutes despite Team France only playing seven of a possible 10 games. Roussel's tournament wasn't great, though a big part of that was Team France being outmatched. He finished with two assists and three shots on goal through seven games.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 6 months ago

Roussel was building on last year's strong sophomore campaign until mid-January when he disappeared. He has just one goal and one assist in the 28 games since January 18.

It's a pretty incredible all-stop for Roussel. In the 44 games prior to this slump he had 11 goals and 11 assists, a pace of .5 points per game, a pace to best a solid 14 goal, 15 assist performance last season. Since those first 44 games, he's averaging .07 points per game. His shots have fallen off too. He started the season averaging 1.55 shots per game and has fallen to 1.14 shots per game in the last 28 games. His ice time hasn't suffered greatly through most of the slump, but it's starting to and unless he finds his scoring touch, you can assume that his ice time is going to stay low.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 8 months ago

Roussel skated at Monday's practice and is on track to return from his two-game suspension Tuesday against St. Louis, reports.Roussel was suspended two games for cross-checking Boston's Adam McQuaid last Tuesday. He sat out Friday's win over the Panthers and Saturday's loss to the Avalanche but is expected to return to action Tuesday in St. Louis after skating on his normal line with Cody Eakin and Ryan Garbutt at Monday's session.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 8 months ago

Roussel was suspended two games for cross-checking Adam McQuaid on Tuesday.Suspensions are part of the risk you run with having Roussel on your team. He's a high-emotion player who takes a lot of penalties. It's worth a lot if your league scores penalties, but it could mean you lose him for a few games.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 8 months ago

Roussel will have a discipline hearing Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his illegal cross-check on the Bruins' Adam McQuaid during Wednesday's game, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.Roussel was ejected less than four minutes into the match for the dirty hit, which earned him a five-minute major penalty and 10-minute game misconduct. The Stars winger has shown a mean streak during his NHL career, as he was fined (but not suspended) earlier this season for punching a defenseless player. While the fact that Roussel's hearing will be over the phone rather than in-person suggests a lengthy banishment is off the table, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was suspended a couple games for his antics.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 9 months ago

Roussel scored and registered two shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over Minnesota.

Roussel has two goals and an assist over his three game point streak. He's also a plus-4 in that time. He's starting to provide value across categories, beyond the fairly reliable number of penalty minutes you're going to get with Roussel.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 9 months ago

Roussel had an assist and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's win over Arizona.

Roussel is providing what owners have hoped for to this point. He's taken a slight step forward in point production from last year's 14 goals and 15 assists. He's on track for 18 goals and 23 assists. Importantly he's getting all the penalty minutes owners hoped for. His 80 minutes on the season rank third in the NHL.

Antoine Roussel LW DAL 10 months ago

Roussel potted an empty-net goal -- his seventh marker of the season -- in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Canucks.

The Stars' resident pest now has 16 points and 50 shots to go with his 62 PIMS, making him relevant in nearly all formats that count PIM this season. Roussel has four points in his last four games after being held off the scoresheet for the previous six, so owners may want to get him back in their lineups if they haven't done so already.