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Stars' Esa Lindell: Nabs helper in loss

Lindell posted an assist and four blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Flames in Game 5. Lindell had the secondary helper on a Jason Robertson tally in the second period. The assist was Lindell's second in five playoff outings -- he also got on the scoresheet in the Stars' Game 3 win. The Finnish blueliner has added 13 shots on net, 11 blocked shots, three hits and a plus-1 rating in a top-four role as a physical presence.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Expected to play

Lindell, who missed Monday's loss to Vancouver due to an illness, is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Oilers, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports. Lindell is expected to return to a second-pairing role against Edmonton. He's tallied 24 points through 70 contests this campaign.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Out again

Lindell (upper body) will not play Sunday against Seattle, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lindell has missed three straight games with his upper-body issue. The 27-year-old is averaging 22:21 of ice time with 23 points through 65 games this season. His next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Islanders.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Won't play Thursday

Lindell (upper body) is not in Thursday's lineup versus the Ducks, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lindell will have to miss at least one game with the injury. Andrej Sekera will draw into the lineup in a third-pairing role while Joel Hanley could see more usage in this contest. Lindell's next chance to play is Saturday versus the Sharks.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Stays warm with assist

Lindell notched an assist, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Oilers. In his last eight games, Lindell has picked up a goal and six assists. The 27-year-old blueliner continues to pick up the slack from the absence of Miro Heiskanen (illness). Lindell has 23 points, 115 shots on goal, 129 blocked shots, 95 hits and a plus-6 rating in 62 appearances in a top-four role.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Draws power-play helper

Lindell logged a power-play assist and four blocked shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Sabres. Lindell set up Denis Gurianov's goal at 8:56 of the third period. With the assist, Lindell snapped a seven-game point drought -- he had 13 shots on net, 11 blocks and six hits in that span. The Finnish blueliner hasn't done a lot on offense this season with 16 points (three on the power play, two shorthanded) in 52 games, though that matches his scoring output from 56 outings last year. He's added 103 shots on net, 104 blocked shots, 79 hits and a plus-1 rating in a top-four role.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Manages assist Sunday

Lindell posted an assist, three blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Bruins. Lindell enjoyed a resurgent January, collecting seven points in 13 games after picking up just six points in his first 29 outings of the season. The Finn may not sustain his recent scoring pace, but he'll be a stable presence in the Stars' top four. He's added 89 shots on net, 87 blocked shots and 72 hits in 42 contests overall while playing a mainly defensive role.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Plucks apple in win

Lindell notched an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. Lindell had a helper on Joe Pavelski's empty-netter. In his last seven games, Lindell has come alive on offense with two goals and four assists. The Finnish defenseman is up to 12 points, 83 shots on net, 79 blocked shots and 69 hits through 39 contests. He'll be a steady source in the physical categories, but he can't sustain his recent success on offense.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Sends assist in win

Lindell notched an assist, two shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Kraken. Lindell set up Joe Pavelski with a perfect pass late in the second period to help the Stars extend their lead to 4-2. The 27-year-old Lindell had gone without a point in three games since the Stars' season resumed Jan. 6. The Finnish blueliner is up to a goal, six assists, 66 shots on net, 71 blocked shots, 58 hits and a plus-4 rating through 33 contests. Mainly a defensive presence, Lindell's historically been a bit better than what he's shown on offense this season.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Out of COVID-19 protocols

Lindell was activated out of the league's COVID-19 protocols Monday. While Lindell's return to action will no doubt benefit the Stars from a defensive standpoint, the remains that he has just one point in his last 13 contests while averaging 23:14 of ice time.
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Dallas Stars add Roope Hintz, Esa Lindell to COVID protocol

The Dallas Stars have two more names for the COVID list, as both Roope Hintz and Esa Lindell have been placed in the protocol. They join Jani Hakanpaa, who went in before Christmas, and Radek Faksa, Miro Heiskanen, Joel Kiviranta, Michael Raffl and Jason Robertson, who all entered Sunday. Two of the team’s support staff are also in the protocol.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: In virus protocol

The Stars placed Lindell in COVID-19 protocol Monday. It remains to be seen how long Lindell is sidelined by the virus. The 27-year-old must produce consecutive negative test results before rejoining the team.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Steals and scores shortie

Lindell scored a shorthanded goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 7-4 win over the Wild. Lindell picked off a pass in the neutral zone while on the penalty kill, then skated in and beat Cam Talbot five-hole for the Stars' second tally. The goal was Lindell's first of the season. The Finn had gone 12 games without a point, and he's now at six points, 62 shots on net, 50 hits, 59 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in 29 contests overall.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Nabs helper

Lindell recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. Lindell has mostly been kept quiet in 2021-22, as his assist Monday was his first point in six contests. That's partly due to the Stars' meager scoring output -- the team has averaged two goals per game so far. Lindell has still been a solid source in non-scoring production with 17 shots on net, 17 hits and 10 blocked shots while adding a plus-1 rating. The Finn typically is on the fringe of usefulness in standard fantasy formats given his decent but not outstanding all-around production.
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At 27, shorthanded king Esa Lindell is entering the prime of his career

Contract: Third year of a six-year deal that has an AAV of $5.8 million. Actual salary this season is $7 million. Key stat(s): Over the past three seasons, Lindell leads the NHL in shorthanded time on ice at 695:36. That's an average of 3:22 per game. Recapping last season. Lindell...
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Esa Lindell nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars announced today that defenseman Esa Lindell was named the club's nominee for the National Hockey League's King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award is given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
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Dallas Stars Defenseman Esa Lindell Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The Dallas Stars have announced that defenseman Esa Lindell was named the club's nominee for the National Hockey League's King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award is given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community," the Stars said.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Pockets assist Thursday

Lindell notched an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Lindell set up the second of Denis Gurianov's two goals in the game at 8:16 of the third period. The 26-year-old Lindell has 12 points, 71 shots, 78 blocks, 90 hits and a plus-10 rating in 42 games this year. He's worked in a top-four role, but his fantasy value mostly comes from his non-scoring production.
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Stars' Esa Lindell: Opens scoring Thursday

Lindell scored a goal on two shots, doled out four hits and blocked three shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Predators. Lindell got involved on a rush and converted on a pass from Blake Comeau to put the Stars ahead just 2:39 into the game. The 26-year-old Lindell has four goals, five assists, 61 shots on net, 68 hits and 58 blocked shots in 34 appearances this season. The Finn is locked in as a top-four option on the blue line.
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