Ales Hemsky RW DAL 4 Days

Hemsky handed out a pair of assists in Thursday's win over Arizona.

While it's nice to see that the veteran winger now has three helpers in his last three games, he only owns four assists for the season and has yet to score a goal. Fantasy owners in most leagues can probably do better than the injury-prone Hemsky.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 11 Days

Hemsky will likely be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Kings, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Hemsky didn't skate on a regular line during the Stars' morning session and remained on the ice for extra work afterward, suggesting he'll be in the press box Thursday. The forward, who told Heika that he doesn't believe he's been a healthy scratch ever at any point in his career, didn't fault coach Lindy Ruff decision to consider keeping him out of the lineup. Hemsky simply hasn't lived up to expectations after signing with the Stars in the summer, as he's provided no goals and one assist over 15 games.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 15 Days

Hemsky had one shot and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's loss to the Sharks. That's the 13th straight game without a point for Hemsky.

Hemsky was supposed to have instant chemistry with Jason Spezza, but after getting an assist in the season opener, he's gone without a point in the following 13 games. His struggles saw him land in the bottom six for a while, though now he's back on a line with Spezza. During his 13-game pointless streak he has just 18 shots, with eight of those coming in a single game. Hemsky should be played with caution until he proves that he's going to produce.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 20 Days

Hemsky (upper body) was a full participant at morning skate and appears poised to play Tuesday against the Kings, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Hemsky was forced out early in Saturday's game against the Wild with the injury, but it doesn't sound like he'll have to miss any further action because of it. He rejoined Jason Spezza and Erik Cole on the second line at morning skate.

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Hemsky suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's game against the Wild, the Stars' official site reports. He is questionable to return.

Hemsky had just one shot on goal before departing. No word yet on the exact nature or severity of the injury.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 1 Month

Hemsky had his best game of the season Friday, recording a game-high eight shots on goal in a win over the Devils.

Hemsky was all over the ice Friday, but couldn't finish any of his chances. He only has one assist through seven games, but his performance against New Jersey is hopefully a sign of things to come. Hemsky won't put up big numbers skating on the Stars' fourth line, but given his skill-set, it likely isn't long before the 31-year-old winger is moved up the depth chart.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 1 Month

Hemsky was practicing on the fourth line during Friday's morning skate, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

Hemsky hasn't been the boon to the Stars offense they were hoping for. Through six games Hemsky has one assist, no goals, a minus-4 rating, and just seven shots. With shaky play and him moving down the line-up, he's looking like a risky fantasy start until he proves otherwise.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 5 Months

The Dallas Stars have signed right winger Ales Hemsky to a three-year/$12 million contract.

Ales Hemsky RW DAL 5 Months

Ales Hemsky appears as though he's ready to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the Senators offered him a three-year deal for about $10 million and it was turned down by the winger. McKenzie adds that Ottawa is willing to trade Hemsky's negotiation rights for a pick.

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Ales Hemsky is expected to test the free agent market.

Hemsky is reportedly seeking more than $5.5 million per season, which is more than the Senators were interested in paying for him. It also might be more than he'd get on the open market, given that he hasn't reached the 50-point mark since 2008-09. Even if he can't get that much though, Hemsky is reportedly interested in leaving anyways as it's believed he would rather play in an American market where he wouldn't get as much attention.