Shawn Horcoff C DAL 12 Days

Horcoff added an assist in Dallas' 5-4 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.

Horcoff now has points in three straight games. His ice time has been all over the place recently from 9:42 to 18:32, so while owners may enjoy those points, he's not producing across the board. He's playing well right now, but Horcoff just is what he is, even when he's producing. His offensive production is inconsistent and his usage could change dramatically in any game since he's a veteran who is steady for coach Lindy Ruff, but has a very limited upside.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 15 Days

Horcoff had an assist and logged a season-high 18:32 of ice time in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.

Horcoff remains a player who only has value in deeper leagues, but he's been producing a lot more recently and is getting increased responsibility, as we saw in Saturday's game. In the last five years he has a high of 34 points in a season. He's on pace to get close to that this season and has been heating up lately. He has two goals and four assists in his last nine games. Don't mistake "he's heating up" for "he's Tyler Seguin," but Horcoff is playing about as well as you can expect from him right now.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 19 Days

Horcoff (illness) will play Thursday against the Predators, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

Horcoff didn't play in any of the past four games after being placed on injured reserve because of the illness. He has been activated from IR, and will rejoin the lineup Thursday, carrying five goals and eight assists over 35 games while averaging 12:10 of ice time.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 20 Days

Horcoff (illness) resumed skating Tuesday morning, but will not play in the game later in the evening against the Blue Jackets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Horcoff is eligible to come off IR on Tuesday, but coach Lindy Ruff expressed that the veteran forward would benefit from sitting for a fourth straight game. He'll eye a return for Thursday's game in Nashville.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 23 Days

Horcoff (illness) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Horcoff hasn't resumed skating since suffering the illness and wasn't likely to play in either of the Stars' games over the weekend. By moving to IR, Horcoff will be eligible to return next week, while opening up a roster spot for defenseman David Schlemko, who was claimed off waivers Saturday.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 23 Days

Horcoff (illness) will not play Saturday against the Wild,'s Mark Stepneski reports.

Horcoff failed to join the Stars for their morning skate and will be forced to sit out a second straight contest as a result. Brett Ritchie is expected to assume his spot in the lineup.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 24 Days

Horcoff (illness) remained absent from Friday's practice,'s Mark Stepneski reports.

It sounds like he's still battling the illness that knocked him out of Wednesday's game against the Coyotes. Unless he puts in a full workout Saturday morning, he'll miss a second consecutive contest later that evening against the Wild.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 26 Days

Horcoff is feeling ill and is considered doubtful to play Wednesday versus the Coyotes, Mark Stepneski of reports.

Horcoff wasn't present for the team's morning skate, so it seems safe to say that he'll probably sit this one out. The forward, who has five goals and 13 points in 35 contests this season, will be replaced in the lineup by Travis Morin.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 2 Months

Horcoff (illness) was a full participant in Tuesday's morning skate and appears set to play against the Jets,'s Mark Stepneski reports.

The illness kept Horcoff out of Monday's practice and put his status in question for Tuesday, but it sounds like he made enough progress in his recovery overnight. He's set to join Vernon Fiddler and Travis Moen on the Stars' fourth line, where he hasn't delivered much noteworthy production (nine points, eight PIM, 26 hits) over 27 games.

Shawn Horcoff C DAL 2 Months

Horcoff (illness) could miss Tuesday's game against the Jets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Horcoff missed Monday's practice with an undisclosed illness, and will likely be a game time decision Tuesday. There's no word on whether or not Horcoff has the mumps that has been going around the league, so it's best to consider him day-to-day for now.