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Hemsky (undisclosed) will play Friday against the Avalanche, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Considered probable heading into Friday, Hemsky's availability for the game was confirmed after he completed the morning skate without any setbacks on the injury front. He'll skate on the top line with Erik Cole and Jason Spezza during the game.

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Hemsky, who missed Wednesday's practice with an unspecified issue, is probable for Friday's game against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Hemsky -- who has notched 26 points in 55 games to date -- worked on a line with Jason Spezza and Erik Cole on Thursday and appears poised to remain in action for the Stars on Friday.

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Hemsky missed Wednesday's practice with an unspecified injury and is uncertain to play Friday against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Hemsky saw close to his average amount of ice time in Tuesday's loss to the Jets, but it's possible he might have sustained the injury at some point and played through it. The winger previously returned from a lower-body injury last weekend and had scored three points in his first two games back before being held off the score sheet Tuesday.

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Hemsky had an assist and 13:54 of ice time in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

Hemsky was questionable to play Sunday, but made it into the lineup. It looks like he'll be in the lineup again on Tuesday, so there isn't anything for owners to be concerned about at the moment as far as his injury. Hemsky has a goal and four assists in his last four full games.

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Hemsky (lower body) is playing in Sunday's game against the Wild, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Hemsky was considered questionable, and he made it through warmups without incident. He had two assists in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.

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Hemsky is questionable for Sunday's game against the Wild, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.Hemsky returned to the lineup Saturday, but may have suffered a minor setback as he his status for Sunday is unclear. If he can't go, Brendan Ranford is expected to draw into the lineup in his place.

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Hemsky racked up two assists in Saturday's loss to Detroit.Skating on the top line, Hemsky has managed two goals and seven points in his last nine games. He's starting to look more motivated, so if you're looking to add a player in a deeper league, Hemsky could be your guy. The former 70-point-getter is a solid contributor to a Stars team that has incurred just two regulation losses in their last seven games.

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Hemsky (lower body) has been cleared to play Saturday against the Red Wings, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.Hemsky took part in Friday's optional practice without incident, clearing the way for his return to the lineup after a three-game absence. Brendan Ranford will likely head back to the press box as a healthy scratch to make room for Hemsky.

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Coach Lindy Ruff indicated after Thursday's game that he's expecting to have Hemsky available for Saturday's game against the Red Wings, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. "[Hemsky] was close [Thursday] so he'll probably be a player on Saturday," Ruff said. "Back-to-back, I don't know but he should be a player Saturday."Hemsky took part in the Stars' morning skate session Thursday but wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups later in the evening, keeping him out of a third straight game. With another positive practice session Friday, Hemsky should be able to reclaim his spot on the Stars' second line.

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Hemsky (lower body) was not on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't play Thursday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.Hemsky has missed each of the last two games because of the injury, and that absence will stretch to three Thursday. Brendan Ranford will draw into the lineup in his place, making his NHL debut against the Sharks.