Mike Heika, a Senior Staff Writer for the Dallas Stars reports that forward Luke Glendening has been activated from injured reserve, and will play in tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Glendening has been out of the lineup since the Stars’ game against the Minnesota Wild on February 17th.
Scheduled to hit free agency at the conclusion of this season, Glendening is in the midst of a year to forget. Playing in a total of 56 games for the Stars, Glendening has only managed to put up four points this year. The saving grace of the matter is that Glendening has still thrived in the faceoff dot in Dallas, winning faceoffs at a 58.8% clip for the team.
After adding both Evgenii Dadonov and Max Domi since Glendening has been out of the lineup, it will be interesting to see how the Stars employ him throughout the rest of the year. Averaging over 12 minutes so far this season, the Stars may feel they will only need to use Glendening in important faceoff situations. However, Domi is also enjoying the best faceoff percentage of his career with a 53.7% rate between the Stars and Chicago Blackhawks.