That all could change soon.
Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said that he's hoping for some good news on Thursday that points to Jamie Benn signing a new deal with Dallas, preferably within the day.
Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said at press conference today he is hoping for good news ``in a few hours'' on Jamie Benn contract. We'll see.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) January 17, 2013
Training camp started on Sunday and the restricted free agent has yet to show up to Dallas, but even if the Stars can bring him in before the season opener against the Phoenix Coyotes, it's not certain as to what kind of shape he'll be in.
But the fact that Benn will be in the lineup to lead this young group is a great sign going forward for Stars management.
Also, via Chris Nichols of Sportsnet:
Benn was second in scoring on the Stars last year with 63 points (26 goals, 37 assists) in 71 games. The 23-year-old star was a fifth-round pick in 2007 by Dallas.