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Team W-L-OTL Pts
50-21-9 109
49-24-6 104
49-24-6 104
45-29-5 95
42-32-5 89
37-32-9 83
34-40-5 73
23-50-5 51

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Regular Season 10 12 10 18:39 33

Top Jani Hakanpaa News

  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Might return for playoffs

    Hakanpaa (lower body) might be available for the playoffs, coach Peter DeBoer told Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest on Wednesday.

    Hakanpaa is at least skating on his own, but he'll presumably need to participate in some practices before getting an opportunity to rejoin the lineup. The 32-year-old defenseman has two goals, 12 points, 33 PIM, 196 hits and 123 blocks in 64 outings this season. He'll miss his seventh consecutive game when Dallas faces Edmonton on Wednesday.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Won't play Saturday

    Hakanpaa (lower body) won't play Saturday versus Seattle, per Mike Heika of the Stars' official site.

    Hakanpaa will sit out his sixth straight contest. He has contributed two goals, 12 points, 123 blocked shots and 196 hits in 64 outings this campaign. Nils Lundkvist has been filling in during Hakanpaa's absence.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Still out Thursday

    Hakanpaa (lower body) won't play Thursday versus the Canucks, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Hakanpaa will be out for a fifth straight game. There's been no update on his status since he suffered the injury. His next chance to play is Saturday in Seattle.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Out again Tuesday

    Hakanpaa (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Sharks, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Hakanpaa will miss his fourth straight contest, and it's unclear if he traveled with the Stars for their four-game road trip. Nils Lundkvist remains in the lineup while Hakanpaa is out. The Stars' next game is Thursday in Vancouver.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Remains unavailable

    Hakanpaa (lower body) will not dress Sunday against the Coyotes, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Sunday's contest will be Hakanpaa's third consecutive absence. The team has yet to provide much of an update on his timeline, but his next chance to suit up will be Tuesday in San Jose.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Won't play Friday

    Hakanpaa (lower body) will not be available versus the Penguins on Friday, Stars radio analyst Bruce LeVine reports.

    Hakanpaa will be on the shelf for his second consecutive contest due to his lower-body issue. The 31-year-old Finn is stuck in a 23-game goal drought during which he's managed just 23 shots to go with four assists. Even once cleared to play, Hakanpaa is far from a lock for the lineup and could find himself a periodic healthy scratch.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Out Wednesday

    Hakanpaa (lower body) won't play Wednesday versus Arizona, Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest reports.

    Hakanpaa has two goals, 12 points, 33 PIM, 196 hits and 123 blocks in 64 outings in 2023-24. Due to Hakanpaa being unavailable, Nils Lundkvist is projected to draw into the lineup against the Coyotes.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Dealing with lower-body injury

    Hakanpaa is considered day-to-day with a lower-body issue, Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest reports.

    Hakanpaa missed Tuesday's practice, leaving his status for Wednesday's game against Arizona up in the air. If Hakanpaa is unable to go, look for Nils Lundkvist to jump into the lineup versus the Coyotes.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Records assist Thursday

    Hakanpaa produced an assist and four hits in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Devils.

    Hakanpaa saw a top-four role for much of the campaign, but he's been on the third pairing since the Stars traded for Chris Tanev. The 31-year-old Hakanpaa has two assists over his last eight contests and is up to 12 points, 55 shots on net, 193 hits, 122 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 63 outings overall. His physicality is strong, but it doesn't come with enough offense to help fantasy managers in standard formats.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Gets first helper since return

    Hakanpaa logged an assist, seven hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Jets.

    Hakanpaa's shot was tipped in by Joe Pavelski late in the first period. The helper was Hakanpaa's first point in two games back from a five-game absence with an upper-body injury. The 31-year-old defenseman shouldn't be expected to pile up points while seeing bottom-four usage. He's at 11 points, 168 hits, 113 blocked shots, 48 shots on net, 33 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 57 contests. Hakanpaa may lose ice time once Chris Tanev is able to make his Stars debut.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Set to return

    Hakanpaa (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Avalanche, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Derrick Pouliot was reassigned to AHL Texas earlier Tuesday, clearing out a spot in the lineup for Hakanpaa. Look for Hakanpaa to play on the second pairing as a physical and defensive presence. He had two assists over his first six games in February prior to the injury.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Not ready to return Monday

    Hakanpaa (upper body) will not be in the lineup versus the Islanders on Monday, Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest reports.

    With Dallas heading into a back-to-back, Hakanpaa seems unlikely to be in action versus the Avs on Tuesday either, though he hasn't been officially ruled out. Prior to his four-game absence, the 31-year-old defenseman was goalless in 14 straight while adding two assists, 15 shots on net, 48 hits and 39 blocked shots in that span. Derrick Pouliot should continue to play with Hakanpaa and Nils Lundkvist (concussion) both still unavailable.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Not traveling with team

    Hakanpaa (upper body) is not with the Stars for their four-game road trip, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports Monday.

    Hakanpaa is currently mired in a 14-game goal drought during which he has added just two assists and 15 shots on net. As such, the 31-year-old Finn's absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy managers, except in formats that utilize hits and blocked shots. In addition to Hakanpaa, the Stars will also be without Nils Lundkvist (concussion) for the trip.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Sustains upper-body injury

    Hakanpaa suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's game against Edmonton.

    Hakanpaa entered the contest with two goals, 10 points, 33 PIM, 155 hits and 110 blocks over 54 outings in 2023-24. If Hakanpaa and Nils Lundkvist (concussion) are unavailable for Monday's match versus Boston, Dallas will likely recall a defenseman from the minors.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Pair of helpers in win

    Hakanpaa grabbed two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

    Both of Hakanpaa's helpers came in the final period, setting up Jason Robertson for the eventual game-winning goal before earning a second assist on Matt Duchene's empty-netter. It's just the second multi-point game of the season for Hakanpaa, who had just one point in 17 games coming into Tuesday's matchup. The 31-year-old blueliner now has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) with 139 hits and 108 blocked shots through 53 games this season.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Scores in Friday's loss

    Hakanpaa scored a goal and added eight hits in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Predators.

    Hakanpaa got the Stars on the board at 1:09 of the third period, but they couldn't pull even in a high-scoring frame. Both of the 31-year-old's goals this season have come against the Predators. The blueliner is up to eight points, 33 shots on net, 95 hits, 72 blocked shots, 31 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 41 contests. He continues to see bottom-four usage.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Grabs helper in win

    Hakanpaa recorded an assist, two PIM, three hits and three blocked shots in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    Hakanpaa helped out on Craig Smith's opening tally in the first period. While far from a reliable scorer, Hakanpaa managed seven points over 14 games in December. That's all the offense on the season for the heavy-hitting blueliner, who has added 76 hits, 61 blocks, 31 PIM, 26 shots on net and a plus-7 rating over 35 appearances. He's on pace for a campaign similar to his 16-point effort across all 82 contests last season.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Clutch first tally of season

    Hakanpaa scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Predators.

    He also added four shots on net, four hits and a plus-2 rating to his ledger. The Stars were trailing 2-0 heading into the third period and were still down a goal inside the final minute, but after Craig Smith tied it up with 15 seconds remaining, Hakanpaa blasted home the game-winner with just four ticks left on the clock. In the process, Dallas became the first team in NHL history to score the tying and winning goals inside the final 15 seconds of a game. Hakanpaa isn't known for his offense, but the 31-year-old blueliner has six points through 11 games in December with 26 hits, 14 blocked shots, 11 shots on net and a plus-2 rating.

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  • Stars' Jani Hakanpaa: Stays warm with assist

    Hakanpaa notched an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.

    Hakanpaa helped out on Esa Lindell's buzzer-beater at the end of the first period. After a cold start to the year, Hakanpaa has five assists over his last six games to get more in line with his expected season-long pace. Those five helpers are all he has on offense this season while adding 52 hits, 47 blocked shots, a plus-7 rating, 27 PIM and 15 shots on net through 27 appearances. Hakanpaa's offense is too inconsistent for most fantasy formats, but he can be useful in deep leagues that value physical play.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Kirkkonummi, Finland
Age: 32
Experience: 4
Shoots: Right