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Coach Lindy Ruff announced Thursday that Daley (lower body) would miss the next 2-to-4 weeks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Daley was on the receiving end of a vicious knee-to-knee hit from the Isles' Matt Martin in the first period of Tuesday's match, which sent Daley to the locker room and earned Martin a one-game suspension. The loss of Daley, whose 16 goals on the season rank second among all blueliners, is yet another blow for a squad that is already missing its top player in Tyler Seguin (knee). In Daley's absence, Jordie Benn, Jyrki Jokipakka, and Patrik Nemeth will be guaranteed regular spots in the Dallas lineup, though none of those options possess nearly the same amount of offensive upside.

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Daley, who absorbed a knee-on-knee hit Tuesday against the Islanders, could be out for "weeks," according to coach Lindy Ruff, the Dallas Morning News reports.

We'll look for a more precise timetable for Daley in the coming days, but at the very least, it seems safe to assume that the blueliner -- who has 33 points in 61 games to date -- won't play Thursday against the Panthers.

Trevor Daley D DAL 2 Days

Daley exited Tuesday's game against the Islanders with a lower-body injury.

The Stars are labeling Daley as questionable to return, but it appears he's done for the night after succumbing to the ailment in his second shift of the night. The injury occurred when Daley took a knee-to-knee hit from the Isles' Matt Martin, who was assessed a five-minute major and 10-minute game misconduct penalties and ejected from the game. Daley, who is tied for second among blueliners this season with 16 goals, should be viewed as day-to-day until the Stars provide an update on his condition.

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Daley scored his 16th goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's 7-6 loss to Detroit.That's back-to-back multi-point games for Daley, who now has 31 points in 56 games. Averaging 23:31 of ice time and playing on the top power-play unit, the 31-year-old blueliner is a goal-scoring machine who is on pace to score more goals this season than he did in his previous three seasons combined.

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Daley scored his 15th goal of the season Thursday, potting a second-period power-play tally in a loss to the Sharks.Daley's somewhat fluky, goal-heavy campaign continues. His shooting percentage is a sky-high 14.4 percent now -- more than double his career rate -- and he has more goals than assists (14). It's been quite the unexpected age-31 season for the veteran blueliner.

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Daley scored shorthanded for the second time in seven games Tuesday, potting the game-winner in the third period against Boston. He finished the night plus-3 with five shots on goal.One shortie from a defenseman in a whole season is a lot, and now Daley's got a pair. But the thing that has to make his fantasy owners happiest is that plus-3, as he's now pulled himself up to a minus-6 mark on the year; it was as bad as minus-16 in early December.

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Daley tallied a goal and two assists to claim first star honors in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

Daley excelled in all three phases Thursday, recording a shorthanded goal and adding an assist at both even strength and with the man advantage. The shortie was just an empty-netter in the game's final minute, but it shouldn't obscure a extremely productive night for Daley and his fantasy owners. Daley's 12 goals put him in a four-way tie for first in the NHL among blueliners.

Trevor Daley D DAL 1 Month

Daley (groin) was on the ice for morning skate and looks poised to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiens.

Daley returned to practice Monday after missing the Stars' final three games prior to the All-Star break. The extra time off during the break was likely all Daley needed to get fully healthy, and he'll now be ready to rejoin Jason Demers on the Stars' second pairing Tuesday. The blueliner leads all Dallas blueliners with 11 goals on the season.

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Daley is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

Daley appears on track to return for the first game of the second half despite an earlier report indicating he faced an uncertain timetable heading out of the break. The defenseman has shined over 43 games this season, posting 11 goals and 10 assists. He will look to match his first half totals starting with Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, assuming he indeed returns.

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Daley (undisclosed) may not be ready to return following the All-Star break, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

Daley can officially be ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bruins with the news, and could miss beyond that. The blueliner has starred this season, posting 11 goals and 10 assists through 43 games. However, the injury is likely somewhat serious given the uncertain timetable, though the team has decided not to reveal the exact nature.