Tyler Seguin out for Game 3, considered 'day-to-day'

AP Photo/Mark Zaleski
AP Photo/Mark Zaleski

After missing a month and returning for Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild, Tyler Seguin will exit the lineup again Monday night.

Seguin played 15:40 in his first game back from a sliced Achilles and registered one shot. After Game 2, Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff was honest in his assessment of Seguin, noting the intensity of the 2-1 win coupled with the time he missed added up to an OK performance.

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Looking at the shift chart for Game 2, eight of Seguin’s first 10 shifts were under a minute in the first period. In the middle frame, his next four were over a minute before maxing out with a 53-second shift the rest of the way.

Ruff said Monday that Seguin “irritated” something that will cause him to sit. “Not his injury, but it is kind of related,” Ruff said via Mike Heika. “Might be kind of a fallout of all of a sudden playing at a high pace.”

During Monday’s morning skate, Seguin was absent, with GM Jim Nill saying he’s back home rehabbing and is considered day-to-day. Patrick Sharp took Seguin’s place on the Stars’ top line with Jamie Benn and Cody Eakin.

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!