Erik Cole RW DAL 17 Days

Cole (illness) is expected to take the ice Tuesday against Ottawa.

Cole sat out Saturday in Colorado due to an illness, but after taking part in Monday's practice, all signs point to him returning to action Tuesday.

Erik Cole RW DAL 19 Days

Cole was a late scratch for Saturday's game due to an illness, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Cole missed Friday's practice for what was believed to be a therapy day, but it looks like it was the illness that kept him out of action. With the winger unavailable, Travis Moen is expected to join the lineup in his stead, while Shawn Horcoff moves up to claim Cole's spot on the second line.

Erik Cole RW DAL 25 Days

Cole scored a pair of goals, dished out an assist, had five hits, and fired four shots on goal in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks.

That's back-to-back outstanding fantasy outings from Cole, who has put up three goals and seven points in his last five games. He now has 18 points (nine goals) in 37 games, putting him on pace for a 20-goal, 40-point season. Skating on a line with the highly skilled Jason Spezza, Cole is worth a look in deeper formats.

Erik Cole RW DAL 26 Days

Cole was a monster Saturday, scoring a goal, adding an assist, collecting two PIM, recording a plus-2 rating, and dishing out five hits.

Cole now has two goals, five points, and a plus-4 rating in his past six games, putting him at 15 points (seven goals) in 36 games on the season. Skating on the second line with Jason Spezza, the 36-year-old veteran is on track for a 15-goal, 35-point season. He is a solid secondary scorer who can be counted in in deeper formats.

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Cole had an assist, a plus-1 rating, and 17:10 of ice time -- his second highest mark of the year -- in a win over the Rangers on Monday.

Cole has just six goals and seven assists on the season, but he's had a nice run over recent games, tallying a goal, two assists, and eight shots in the last four games.

Erik Cole RW DAL 2 Months

Cole was one of the few Stars players with a positive plus/minus at plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Toronto. He added an assist and a shot as well.

Cole is basically on the same pace he was last season when he ended with 16 goals and 13 assists. He's at five goals and four assists this season.

Erik Cole RW DAL 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.