Cody Eakin C DAL 6 Days

Eakin, a restricted free agent, is still without a contract in Dallas and Dallas GM Jim Nill said Friday that little progress has been made toward a new deal, according to Mark Stepneski of NHL.com.

Eakin figures to get a good role on the Stars third line and a deal is likely to get worked out before opening night, but the time frame is worrisome as far as Eakin getting to camp on time. As Nill points out, Eakin can't play for a few days after a deal is signed because he'll still have to sort out immigration after the deal is put in place. Could be an issue for the team, but a late contract signing isn't likely to effect Eakin's fantasy value.

Cody Eakin C DAL 3 Months

Cody Eakin is expected to fall to the third line now that Jason Spezza has been added to the Dallas Stars.

That's good news for the Stars because it helps solidify their bottom-six, but obviously it'll be less pleasant for Eakin owners. He had 16 goals and 35 points in 81 games last season and isn't worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.

Cody Eakin C DAL 5 Months

Cody Eakin generated a goal and an assist in Game 6 versus Anaheim.

He scored a power-play goal in the first period and earned an assist on Ryan Garbutt's tally to give Dallas a 3-1 lead. The Ducks rallied late in the third to win the game 5-4 in overtime and eliminated the Stars in six games. Eakin, who was playing in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs, concluded the series with five points. He had 16 markers and 35 points in 81 matches during the regular season.

Cody Eakin C DAL 5 Months

Cody Eakin's first career goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was the game winner on Wednesday night.

He scored at the 6:22 mark of the third period after the Stars rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Eakin has three points in four playoff games against Anaheim.

Cody Eakin C DAL 5 Months

Cody Eakin is excited to make his NHL playoff debut on Wednesday night.

"I love playoff hockey," he said. "I really do think it brings out the best in you and makes you a better player. It's just an exciting time." His experience with postseason play is in the AHL and WHL, but the intensity remains in the same in the NHL. Eakin had 16 goals and 35 points for the Stars in 81 games this year.

Cody Eakin C DAL 6 Months

Cody Eakin scored for the Stars in their 3-1 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

He had no goals and one assist in his last nine games. Eakin is having his best offensive season in 2013-14 with 14 markers and 31 points in 69 contests.

Cody Eakin C DAL 6 Months

Cody Eakin returned to action on Sunday March 16.

Cody Eakin C DAL 6 Months

Coach Lindy Ruff believes that Cody Eakin (foot) will be available to play Sunday.

"I would anticipate him being ready to play," Ruff said. "We got him out there, he felt pretty good, and as a precaution I told him to go off and get an off-ice workout." He missed Friday's game with a foot injury on a blocked shot.

Cody Eakin C DAL 6 Months

Cody Eakin did skate a little Saturday morning but left the ice before the official Dallas practice.

He is dealing with some kind of lower-body injury. That said, there is a good chance Eakin will be able to play Sunday against the Jets.

Cody Eakin C DAL 6 Months

Cody Eakin (lower body) will not be able to play on Friday.

Eakin's injury is being described as day-to-day. He has 13 goals and 29 points in 65 games this season.