By: Adam Gretz
On the list of players the Dallas Stars can't afford to lose, Jamie Benn's name is somewhere near the top.
That's why it had to be scary for the Stars and their fans on Thursday night when he suffered an apparent cut on his leg from the skate of Flames defenseman Mark Giordano during the second period of Dallas' 3-2 overtime win.
Benn left the game with what the Stars initially called a "lower body injury" and did not return. According to coach Glen Gulutzan, Benn received stitches in his leg and is considered "day-to-day."
Entering play on Thursday Benn had scored 17 goals to go with 32 assists in 51 games, leading the team in assists and points, while trailing only Michael Ryder and Loui Eriksson for the goal-scoring lead.
Thanks to their win the Stars moved into the No. 10 spot in the Western Conference playoff race and managed to gain a point on the Flames, currently in the No. 9 spot.
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