Derek Roy
C FA
Tue 4/2/13 12:41 PM

The Dallas Stars have traded Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick and a prospect, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports. Roy is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and there had been rumblings that Dallas was more interested in trading him than re-signing him. Roy should fit right in as the Canucks' No. 2 center, which is a spot they've been trying to fill all season with Ryan Kesler sidelined. Roy has four goals and 22 points in 30 games and would get an immediate boost with this reported deal.

Derek Roy
C FA
Thu 3/21/13 10:35 AM

The Dallas Stars are thinking of trading Derek Roy instead of re-signing him. Roy, the Stars' No. 2 center, has 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 23 games for the Stars and leads the team in plus-minus at plus-7. That's been helpful as No. 1 center Jamie Benn is a team-worst minus-8. Just as he seems to be finding his stride, though, there is talk that he might be traded. who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. If that continues, there is a very good chance the Stars will trade Roy rather than re-sign him. The sides have been discussing a new contract but sources say they're not close. "I understand the situation, and you never know what can happen, so I just concentrate on my game," Roy said. "It's fine, honestly. I just try to work on my game, and everything will figure itself out. I want to play better, I want us to win games, and if that happens, then I'll be happy. I'll adjust to whatever else happens, but I just believe that if I play well and if I help my team play well, then everything else will fall into place."

Derek Roy
C FA
Sat 3/9/13 11:02 AM

Derek Roy has indicated that his agent is discussing the possibility of negotiating a long-term contract with the Stars. Roy will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end and the Stars may consider moving him at the trade deadline if the two sides don't come to an agreement. "They've been talking, so it's been good," Roy said, referring to his agent and the Stars' front office. "Me and Joe have had a talk, too, so that's good. But, like I said, I can't focus on that or my game will go downhill pretty fast. That's why I hired an agent." The fact that he's playing for a new deal is a good reason to bank on Roy down the stretch.

Derek Roy
C FA
Mon 3/4/13 7:45 AM

Derek Roy is starting to get hot as he has two goals and five points in his last three games. Roy was acquired in the off-season in exchange for Steve Ott as the Stars needed some offensive production out of the second line center spot. His play has been hampered this season by injuries but he has come on of late. "I'm not making excuses for Derek Roy, but yesterday was the first day he said he felt 100 percent healthy," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said on Sunday. "I thought he was really good tonight, he was quick on pucks, he made good little plays, that's what we're going to get moving forward. It's been a while since he felt 100 percent, but we're relying on him, and we think he can deliver." He now has three goals and 14 points in 17 games with a plus-seven rating and is owned in only 21 percent of Yahoo! leagues so he would be a nice pick up at this time, even in shallower leagues.

Derek Roy
C FA
Sun 3/3/13 5:55 PM

Derek Roy scored a goal and two assists in the Dallas Stars' 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Perhaps he's settling in with newly traded winger Erik Cole? Roy is a solid depth center in deeper leagues, with the motivation of a contract year hanging over his head. If he's available and you're in need, give him a try.

Derek Roy
C FA
Tue 2/26/13 10:29 PM

Derek Roy produced a goal and an assist in Dallas' 5-4 overtime win versus Columbus Tuesday night. He scored early in the second period and helped set up Loui Eriksson's game-winning goal in the extra frame. Roy also led all skaters in the match with six shots on net. Antoine Roussel finished the game with a goal and an assist as well, while blueliners Stephane Robidas and Brenden Dillon contributed two helpers apiece.

Derek Roy
C FA
Wed 2/20/13 1:51 PM

After struggling to score early in the season, the Dallas Stars have turned things around recently. Getting Jamie Benn under contract and the return of Derek Roy from a groin injury have helped, allowing the Stars to get both their top two centers in the lineup. Roy has a goal and nine points in 11 games this season. But an increase in depth scoring has played a big role in the recent offensive output as well. Over the first 12 games, 19 of the Stars' 25 goals (76 percent) came from the top six forwards. Over the last four games, 10 of the Stars' 15 goals (67 percent) have come from guys not playing in the top six. "We're a team that is going to have to do it collectively," said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. "We need contributions from everybody." The contributions from depth players have helped. In the first seven games the Stars received goals from seven different players, and scored 13 total goals (1.86 per game). Over their last seven games they've received goals from 12 different players and scored 24 goals (3.43 per game).

Derek Roy
C FA
Mon 2/18/13 10:17 AM

Derek Roy registered an assist on Sunday. Roy now has a goal and nine points in 11 games this season. He's bouncing back nicely from his rough 2011-12 campaign with Buffalo and it wouldn't be shocking if he maintains this pace.

Derek Roy
C FA
Tue 2/5/13 9:45 AM

Derek Roy (groin) returned to the Dallas Stars' lineup on Monday. Roy had an assist and logged 21:00 minutes of playing time. Clearly the Stars didn't feel the need to ease him into the lineup. He initially sustained the injury on Jan. 24 and missed five games as a result.

Derek Roy
C FA
Mon 2/4/13 2:56 PM

Derek Roy (groin) has been activated by the Dallas Stars. This isn't much of a surprise, but it does confirm that he will be available for Monday's game. He has two assists in four games this season.