Derek Roy Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

The Stars have suffered a bit of a setback, as Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reported that newly-acquired center Derek Roy suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. This injury will leave Roy out of the lineup until November.

This may come as no surprise to those who followed Roy in Buffalo, as he suffered a shoulder injury in 2009, a few upper-body injuries in 2010, and a quadriceps injury to finish his season in 2011. The arms and upper body seem to be the issue of interest for the 29-year-old.

Roy's injury will leave him out for the first month of the season. This may not be a problem because of the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between the NHL and the NHLPA. If these discussions drag on and no agreement is reached, it is possible that the season could start late.

This would be a major problem, however, as playing hockey is vastly more important than getting Derek Roy back in the lineup.

The Stars acquired Roy from the Sabres in exchange for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy on July 2.


- Mike Modano was inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame today, along with Lou Lamoriello and Ed Olczyk. Modano is the all-time leading American goal and point scorer. He was a member of the Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars in 1999. You can read more about Modano's career here.

- The Stars signed forward Brett Ritchie and defenseman Troy Vance to three-year entry level contracts today.

- GM Joe Nieuwendyk believes that Brenden Morrow will be a Dallas Star in the future. You can read more about that here.


George Prax's picture

That explains why Darcy Regier allowed himself to get fleeced. Still doesn't explain why he couldn't just wait to trade him.

Jordan Kuhns's picture

I heard from some Sabres fans he was feuding with Lindy Ruff or something. GM Joe said that he could have played through it, but they did it to get the best Derek Roy they could get.