Thomas Harley Comeback After injury for Stars matchup with Golden Knights

Thomas Harley, a defenseman for the Dallas Stars, returned to the lineup after missing three games due to an injury sustained during a game against the Minnesota Wild.

image showing Thomas Harley Comeback After injury for Stars’ matchup with Golden Knights

Injury and Absence:

Thomas Harley missed three games for the Dallas Stars after a face-first collision with the boards during the Nov. 12 game against the Minnesota Wild.

The hit occurred at the 18:14 mark of the second period in the Stars’ 8-3 victory over the Wild. Wild forward Brandon Duhaime, responsible for the hit, received a game misconduct and a five-minute major penalty but was not suspended or fined.

Return to the Ice:

Harley returned to the ice for a nationally televised game against the Vegas Golden Knights. He participated in pregame warm-ups and line rushes, indicating his return to the lineup.

Previous Performance and Season Details:

Harley had been practicing during his injury and appeared in all of the Stars’ first 14 games of the season before the injury.

In the current season, he has scored three goals and provided two assists for a total of five points.

This marks Harley’s third season with the Stars, and it is the first season where he is expected to be a full-time member of the NHL roster.

Lineup Changes:

After Harley’s absence, there were line changes, and he is expected to skate alongside Nils Lundkvist instead of Jani Hakanpää, his previous pairing.

Background and Contributor Information:

Thomas Harley spent the bulk of the previous season in the AHL.

Lia Assimakopoulos, a staff reporter, covers the Dallas Stars and high school sports for The Dallas Morning News.

Lia graduated from Northwestern University in 2022 and joined The News in June 2022.