Alex Goligoski D DAL 1 Month

Goligoski (illness) was back at practice Thursday, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

As anticipated, the illness only kept Goligoski out for one day of practice. He looks like a pretty safe bet to play Friday against the Wild.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 1 Month

Goligoski missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

The expectation is that Goligoski will be good to go in time for Friday's game with the Wild, but the Stars should relay further word if his illness is more severe than anticipated. The blueliner has yet to find twine in his 22 games this season.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 1 Month

Goligoski saw just one shift on the Dallas' power play in a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Dallas used John Klinberg on the first unit, with Trevor Daley and newly-acquired Jason Demers on the second unit all night, with Goligoski finally hitting the ice with the man advantage on a late-game power play where Dallas was protecting a one-goal lead.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 1 Month

Goligoski grabbed an assist in Tuesday's loss to Carolina, snapping a nine-game streak without a point.

It was a long slump for Goligoski, who started the year with seven assists in the first nine games.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 2 Months

Goligoski saw his pointless streak extend to five games in Saturday's loss to the Sharks.

After starting the season by posting seven assists in nine games, Goligoski has been held off the board in the last five straight games, as the Stars had sunk into slump.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 2 Months

Goligoski left Friday's game with an injury after getting hit into the boards, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning Newsreports.

The severity of the injury as well as whether or not Goligoski will return for the second period is still up in the air at this point in time.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 2 Months

Goligoski (ear) returned to practice Thursday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' website reports.

Goligoski was able to get back on the ice Thursday after taking a day off to give his lacerated ear a chance to heal. It seems likely he will be good to go for the Stars' next game Friday against the Devils.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 2 Months

Goligoski was absent from Wednesday's practice after sustaining laceration to his ear during Tuesday's game, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Goligoski took a Kari Lehtonen skate to the ear Tuesday and is also reportedly nursing a nagging injury, either of which could keep him out of Thursday's session as well. The ear injury doesn't seem like anything that would jeopardize Goligoski's chances of playing Friday against the Devils, but the undisclosed nagging ailment could prove more problematic.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 2 Months

Goligoski tallied two assists in Thursday's victory over Pittsburgh.

After two awful games to start the year in which he went minus-5 with no points, Goli's bounced back with three helpers and a plus-3 in his last two games. He should be good for right around 40 again this year on the Stars' top defensive pairing.

Alex Goligoski D DAL 2 Months

Goligoski collected an assist -- his first point of the season -- in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

The helper came on the second of Tyler Seguin's three goals on the evening. Coming off a career-best season in which he registered six goals and 36 assists over 81 games, Goligoski will be counted on again to assume heavy minutes on the Stars' top pairing in 2014-15.