Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin is recovering from an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the start of the postseason. Seguin returned for Game 2 of the first round against the Minnesota Wild, but his status has been uncertain since then.
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Ruff Comments on Seguin's Status
Thursday, May 12
Seguin Is Vital to Stars' Title Hopes
Seguin is already a six-year NHL veteran, but at 24 years old, he seemingly continues to get better with each passing season.
The 2013-14 campaign was easily the best of his career, as he netted 37 goals and registered 84 points. But he managed to follow that up with another spectacular season in 2014-15 by once again scoring 37 times and finishing with 77 points.
Seguin was selected No. 2 overall in the 2010 NHL draft by the Boston Bruins, and he often showed flashes of greatness. After winning the Stanley Cup in 2011 as a rookie, Seguin enjoyed a breakout year with 29 goals and 67 points in 2011-12.
It seemed Seguin was poised to be the face of the franchise for many years to come, but Boston inexplicably traded him to Dallas in 2013 in an effort to shake things up.
That may very well go down as one of the most one-sided trades in recent memory, as Seguin has since skyrocketed to the top of the league from a production standpoint.
Head coach Lindy Ruff got a chance to see Seguin often when he was still coming into his own with the Bruins, as he previously coached the Buffalo Sabres.
Now that Ruff gets to see him on a daily basis, he is blown away by the skill and explosiveness the Brampton, Ontario, native brings to the table, per Heika:
"The speed combined with the shot...I don't know what's quicker: how fast he skated or how fast he shot it," Ruff said. "It really does put him in a dynamic category. One step, and he creates his own ice, and then the shot is so quick the goalie flat out is not ready for it."
Seguin is in the midst of another fantastic season, and he has established himself as one of two indispensable players on the Stars roster, along with reigning scoring champion Jamie Benn.
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