Erik Cole RW DAL 17 Days

Cole had an assist, four shots, and a plus-1 rating in Saturday's loss to San Jose.

Cole hadn't put up a point in the five previous games and has spent some time on the fourth line, as well as the limping second power play unit. Through 13 games this season, Cole has three goals and two assists.

Erik Cole RW DAL 1 Month

Cole delivered a two-goal performance in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.

Held out of the scoring column for his first three games of the season, Cole has now found the net three times on his last four shot attempts. The two tallies gave him his first game with multiple goals since the previous New Year's Eve.

Erik Cole RW DAL 1 Month

Cole (illness) will play Saturday against the Flyers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Cole was absent from Friday's practice due to an illness, but he confirmed his availability for Saturday's contest by participating in morning skate. Cole was relegated to checking-line duty in the first week of the season after showing up late to a practice, but he seems to be back in the good graces of coach Lindy Ruff. He's since moved back to the second line the last couple of games, but has no points to show for it thus far.

Erik Cole RW DAL 1 Month

Cole didn't practice Friday due to an illness, Mark Stepinski of the team's official site reports.

Cole's status has come in to question with the revelation that he is dealing with an illness. Morning skate or pregame warmups should shed some more light on the situation with Cole.

Erik Cole RW DAL 2 Months

Cole slotted back in as the second-line left wing at Friday's practice.

Relegated to checking-line duty in Thursday's opener after he was late for practice earlier in the week, Cole seems to have served his time for the infraction. Cole will more than likely play on the second line Saturday against the Predators, where he'll be joined by Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky.

Erik Cole RW DAL 5 Months

The Dallas Stars won't buy out the final season of Erik Cole's contract.

Cole scored just 16 goals and 29 points in 75 games in 2013-14. We wouldn't bet on the 35-year-old bouncing back next season.

Erik Cole RW DAL 7 Months

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff confirmed that Erik Cole was a healthy scratch and not an injured player on Monday.

Cole logged 10:11 minutes in Game 2 on Friday. The 35-year-old forward has declined steeply over the last couple of seasons after recording 61 points in 2011-2012. We wouldn't count on him bouncing back next season.

Erik Cole RW DAL 7 Months

Erik Cole might be a healthy scratch on Monday in Game 3.

He did not skate in a regular shift with the Stars' 12 forwards and stayed out a little later during the session. Coach Lindy Ruff didn't tip his hand about his lineup. He was asked why Cole stayed on the ice longer and he said: "Probably just getting some extra work, I guess. He hasn't played a lot." He saw 10:11 of ice time in Game 2 and 11:10 in Game 1. Chris Mueller may be taking his spot.

Erik Cole RW DAL 8 Months

Erik Cole (upper body) returned to action Saturday.

Cole missed seven games with the upper body injury and played 13:22 minutes with 4:27 coming on the power play in a 5-2 win. He was pointless and has 16 goals and 29 points in 61 games this season. Put him back in your lineup if you normally would.

Erik Cole RW DAL 8 Months

Erik Cole (upper body) will travel with the Stars, but he isn't expected to play Tuesday night.

"He's going to join us on the road trip," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's still day to day, but he's progressing." Cole has already missed five games due to an upper-body injury.