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Analysis: Between Radek Faksa, and Jason Dickinson, Who do the Dallas Stars Protect?

When Jim Nill gave Joe Pavelski his contract worth $7 million, it included an NMC, but only for the first two seasons. The third year had no such stipulation. It made sense at the time. Pavelski is in the twilight of his career. Even players who attack the game with calm intelligence over brute skill still need fresher legs and a more upright back to keep producing. Leaving out the NMC gave Jim Nill the flexibility of losing him to Seattle expansion. Of course, that all assumed Pavelski would end up being a mere broadsword of veteran leadership.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Delivers assist in Sunday's loss

Faksa notched an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks. Faksa set up Mark Pysyk's tally in the third period to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 3-2. The 27-year-old Faksa has produced a mere three points in his last 19 outings, a brutally cold run late in the year for the all-situations center. He has 14 points, 93 shots, 97 hits and a minus-13 rating through 54 games overall.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Scores goal in return

Faksa (upper body) scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks. Faksa missed one game with the injury, and in his return, he snapped a four-game point drought. The 27-year-old center has five tallies, 12 points, 64 shots on net, 67 hits and 30 blocked shots as a solid all-situations forward for the Stars. His versatile usage could give him some appeal in deep fantasy formats.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Back in action

Faksa (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Faksa is back in the lineup after missing just one game. The 27-year-old center has generated just 11 points through 35 games. However, he'll take on more responsibility Tuesday, as he'll center the second line with Jamie Benn and Denis Gurianov.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Unavailable Sunday

Faksa (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Hurricanes, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports. With Faksa on the shelf, Nick Caamano is expected to draw into the lineup against Carolina. Faksa will be reevaluated ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Blackhawks.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Generates assist

Faksa posted an assist, two shots on goal, a pair of hits and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers. Faksa had the secondary helper on a John Klingberg tally in the first period. The 27-year-old Faksa is up to 11 points in 31 contests this season, with seven of those points coming in 15 games in March. The Czech center has added 49 shots on net, 58 hits, 28 blocked shots and 14 PIM in 2020-21.
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Injury-plagued Stars lose Radek Faksa, Joel Kiviranta against Predators

The injuries keep coming for the Stars. During a 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators on Sunday, the Stars lost Radek Faksa and Joel Kiviranta to lower-body injuries. After the game, Stars coach Rick Bowness said he did not have an update on the two players. “They’ll be checked over...
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Suiting up Tuesday

Faksa (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Lightning, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Faksa won't miss an appearance after exiting Sunday's game versus the Predators with a lower-body injury. The 27-year-old is expected to center the fourth line, but he'll likely see work on the penalty kill, as well.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Game-time call

Faksa (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Fantasy managers hoping to plug Faksa into their daily lineups will likely have to wait for pregame warmups for confirmation on the 27-year-old pivot's status. He's picked up 10 points through 28 games this year.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Exits Sunday's game

Faksa left Sunday's game against Nashville with a lower-body injury. Faksa was able to score a goal before exiting the game with just 10:10 of ice time. The 27-year-old will be considered day-to-day until another update is available.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Manages assist in win

Faksa produced an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Red Wings. Faksa had the lone helper on Andrej Sekera's third-period marker. In March, Faksa has collected five points in 11 games. He's at only nine points, 42 shots on net, 51 hits and a minus-2 rating in 27 contests overall.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Dishes helper

Faksa posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets. Faksa set up Andrew Cogliano for a first-period tally. The assist was Faksa's fourth point in the last five games. The Czech center is on simmer lately, but his season numbers see him at only eight points in 23 contests. He's added 45 hits, 34 shots on net and a minus-3 rating in a middle-six role.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: On modest three-game point streak

Faksa recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Blackhawks. Faksa has two goals and a helper during his current three-game point streak. The Czech center is up to seven points, 33 shots, 42 hits and a minus-2 rating in 21 games. He can be expected to see playing time in all situations, especially when Roope Hintz (lower body) is unable to suit up due to a lingering injury.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Ignites rally Sunday

Faksa scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators. Faksa's third-period tally got the Stars on the board, and they scored twice more to force overtime. The 27-year-old center has goals in consecutive games. He's up to six points, 30 shots on net, 42 hits, 16 blocked shots and eight PIM in 20 appearances. Faksa works in all situations for the Stars, but he's not known for high-scoring tendencies.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Punctuates win over Blue Jackets

Faksa scored a short-handed goal on two shots and added a pair of hits Saturday in a 5-0 win versus Columbus. He was dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 13 of 15 draws (86.7 percent). Faksa ended a lengthy goal-scoring drought, beating Veini Vehvilainen five-hole on a short-handed breakaway in...
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Helpers in consecutive games

Faksa notched an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers. For the second game in a row, Faksa notched an assist. Half of his four points this season have come in the last two games. It's likely no coincidence that Faksa's awakening on offense has coincided with the absence of Roope Hintz (lower body). Faksa has seen top-six usage lately, so he's a solid option in DFS and deeper season-long fantasy formats in the short term, especially for managers in need of physicality.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Records assist in Wednesday's win

Faksa posted an assist and five hits in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Panthers. Faksa set up Esa Lindell for a goal at 2:17 of the third period. The assist snapped a four-game point drought for Faksa, who has just a goal and two helpers through 14 games. The Czech center has added 27 hits, 18 shots on goal and a minus-1 rating while mainly working in defensive assignments.
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Stars' Radek Faksa: Grabs helper Sunday

Faksa picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Faksa has emerged from his cold start, as both of his points this season have come in the last two games. The Czech center has added 15 hits, nine blocked shots and 11 shots on net through nine games overall. He'll generally play in all situations, but his power-play time comes on the second unit. Faksa is usually more of a defensive specialist on the third line.
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Radek Faksa, Jason Dickinson among 6 Stars who returned to practice Saturday

Six Stars players returned to practice as the team begins to receive reinforcements following a COVID-19 outbreak that impacted 17 players since Dec. 30. Forwards Radek Faksa, Jason Dickinson, Nick Caamano, Joel Kiviranta and Riley Tufte and defenseman Esa Lindell were all back at practice Saturday morning. Now, Dallas only has seven players still out.