Hintz earns praise for playing through injury
Roope Hintz is getting a lot of credit for playing as often as he has been lately given his lower-body injury.
Advice: Hintz has occasionally been held out of the lineup or been a game-time decision lately because of a lower-body issue. When he has been able to play though, he's been amazing, scoring eight goals and 18 points in his last 14 contests. “Probably a lot of guys wouldn’t play in the situation that he is, what he’s dealing with,” Stars coach Rick Bowness said. “Give him 100% marks for being gutty and the character to go out and play. He’s just a dominant player, he shows what he means to our team. He’s our best forward. He is one of the top two-way centers in this league, and he’ll just keep getting better.”