Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
2 months ago

Roussel (hand) netted six goals and added two assists during France's run at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel's previous hand injury clearly didn't seem to bother him very much, as his six goals during the tournament was good enough to rank him tied for second among all players at the event. The 27-year-old enjoyed a decently productive 2016-17 campaign with Dallas despite missing 22 games to injury, racking up 27 points and posting a plus-1 rating to boost his already good reputation as a two-way player.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
5 months ago

Roussel's injury concerns his hand and he'll miss 6-to-8 weeks of action, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As coach Lindy Ruff relayed to Shapiro, Roussel's timeline effectively rules him out for the balance of the regular season. Of course, with the Stars' playoff chances dwindled down to fractions, it's safe to say that we won't see the Jack of all trades back until the 2017-18 campaign. As a result, Remi Elie has been called up from AHL Texas as a reinforcement option, while Brett Ritchie should be a mainstay in the top six.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
5 months ago

Roussel (upper body) could miss the rest of the season, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A well-round contributor, the initial prognosis on Roussel is not looking so hot since he left Thursday's game against the Islanders after 5:20 of ice time. However, it would be wise to wait for the Stars to issue official word on Roussel before dropping him in fantasy leagues. It shouldn't be long before more is known about this situation.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
5 months ago

Roussel left Thursday's game with an upper body injury and won't return.

EDGE Analysis

The forward has put up some nice numbers in the past few weeks, with six points in his last five games, so the injury couldn't come at a worse time for him. More information about his status for Saturday's contest against the Islanders should come out after Thursday's tilt, or after practice Friday.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
5 months ago

Roussel had a goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating, a hit, a blocked shot, and a team-leading four shots in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

That's quite a stat line for a player who isn't exactly a number one overall pick in fantasy drafts. Roussel has a lot of value for the number of penalty minutes he logs while still be an offensive contributor. However, Tuesday's performance was an absolute best case scenario.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
5 months ago

Roussel picked up his first career hat trick in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

The hat trick was quite the surprise for the Dallas fan favorite, as he hasn't had a multi-point game dating back to Dec. 8. It was his first three-point performance since Oct. 31, 2015. Despite the three-goal night he is still best used only in the deepest of fantasy pools due to his inconsistency.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
5 months ago

Roussel scored his eighth goal of the season during Thursday's loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

It was the first tally in eight games for Roussel, and with just a single assist during the drought, the feisty winger hasn't helped fantasy owners with much offense. His value continues to be tied to his frequent trips to the penalty box, as Roussel has 111 PIM for the campaign. Unless your seasonal league rewards penalties, he's a low-end option that's likely best left to the waiver wire.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
7 months ago

Roussel (upper body) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Mark Stepneski of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel was a game-time decision after missing the last four games with an upper-body ailment but it is now known that he'll return to action in the home matchup on a fourth line with Cody Eakin and Patrick Eaves. Prior to going down, the 27-year-old left winger picked up a goal and three assists in his last seven games.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
7 months ago

Roussel (upper body) will take part in warm-ups Wednesday before a decision is made on his availability against Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Roussel, who has missed the Stars' previous four outings, remains on injured reserve and will need to be activated in order to suit up. If he responds well to pregame, the winger would likely bump Adam Cracknell or Devin Shore from the lineup. Given his extended absence, coach Lindy Ruff may ease him back into action, rather than slotting him onto the power play where he has averaged 1:33 of ice time per night this year.

Antoine Roussel
LW DAL
7 months ago

Roussel (upper body) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Roussel remains on injured reserve, this is certainly a step in the right direction. If the winger continues to make progress, it is certainly conceivable that he will be cleared in time for Wednesday meeting with Montreal. With injuries still hampering the Stars, getting back the 27-year-old would certainly be a boon on offense.