Alex Goligoski D DAL 7 Months

Alex Goligoski has compiled eight assists in his past seven games.

His offensive game is finally picking up after a very slow start, but we'd only consider adding him in deeper leagues. Goligoski has 22 points in 51 games this season.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 7 Months

Alex Goligoski seems to have found his offensive flair after notching another two assists in Dallas' win over Minnesota Tuesday night.

Goligoski now has five assists in his past five games, to go with two goals and 17 points through 48 games this season.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 7 Months

Stars' coach Lindy Ruff intends to cut Alex Goligoski's ice time.

He is just playing too much and it is affecting his performance. Goligoski has averaged 25:52 in Dallas' last eight games and is minus eight over that time period. "We're going to have to back off of that," Ruff said of Goligoski's ice time. "I think he emptied his tank for us. He's competed hard, and he's still competing hard, but I think the minutes have gone too high." We would sit Goligoski for now if you have other options on the blueline.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 8 Months

Alex Goligoski is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Blues.

He is battling the flu and it will likely be a game-time decision as to whether he suits up. If you have a decent substitute defenseman you might consider starting him in Goligoski's place.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 9 Months

Defenseman Alex Goligoski was hit from behind by Winnipeg's Anthony Peluso in the second period Saturday and suffered a deep cut near his right eye.

He returned to the game but Stars coach Lindy Ruff wasn't amused. "It was gutsy of (Goligoski) to come back. It cut him open," Ruff said. "Those are the hits you want to get rid of. Let's be serious, the hit was stupid, it's something we want to get rid of and there is really no place for it. . .It was a hard-hitting game, there was a lot of emotion in the game. But we don't have any room for that." Peluso received a game misconduct and could be suspended for the play. "I thought the Peluso hit was a joke, for a guy that plays that amount of time and runs a guy like Goligoski from behind," Ruff said. "What's he play, three or four minutes a game? Go run one of our bigger guys."

Alex Goligoski D DAL 9 Months

Alex Goligoski had two assists in Dallas' 5-1 win on Saturday.

Goligoski has nine points in 27 games this season. He's typically good for at least 30 points in a season, but he'll have to pick up the pace to reach that mark. His slow start is particularly disappointing given that he's coming off a tremendous showing in the shortened campaign with 27 points in 47 contests.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 10 Months

Alex Goligoski earned three assists in Dallas' 7-3 win over Calgary on Thursday.

He picked up a helper on three straight goals in the second period to open up a 5-0 lead for Dallas. Goligoski also had a plus-4 rating in the win. Points have been hard to come by for the Stars defenseman this season, but now he has six in 18 contests.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 10 Months

Alex Goligoski played a team-high 23:19 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 win over Buffalo.

He also scored a much-needed power-play goal in the contest and finished with a plus-1 rating. Not only was the marker his first point of the year, but it was also the first time that Goligoski finished on the plus side of a plus-minus rating this year. Maybe this performance will finally get him back on the right track.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 10 Months

Alex Goligoski will return to the Stars' lineup Saturday night against Winnipeg after a one-game stint in the press box.

He will play alongside Jordie Benn to form the team's third defensemen pairing, while Kevin Connauton, who took Goligoski's place Thursday night, will sit out against the Jets. Goligoski responded well last season to being a healthy scratch. He registered nine points in 12 games following a benching. I suppose Stars' coach Lindy Ruff is hoping for a similar result. Goligoski has not recorded a single point this season.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 10 Months

Alex Goligoski is slated to be a healthy scratch Thursday night.

"I had a real good conversation with him," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I want him to improve his defending. There's been some good in his game, but there's nothing on the offensive side to support the defensive numbers." Goligoski has no points and minus-10 rating in eight games this season, but it's still early and he has plenty of time to turn things around.