The Dallas Stars’ season is over, which means the team can finally be a little more frank about injuries, and as such, we’re finally getting some idea of what happened with Tyler Seguin.
Seguin suffered a cut Achilles on March 17 and missed the better part of the last month of the regular season. He returned in Game 2 of the opening round series with the Wild, suffered a calf injury that coach Lindy Ruff contended was not related to the achilles and was never seen in the playoffs again.
Now Seguin says he suffered a setback related to the achilles in that Game 2 win over Minnesota. But that doesn’t mean he regrets returning to the ice when he did.
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"The thing with my calf is, I didn't have the strength yet when I was coming back in the lineup,” he said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It was another fluke thing that happened, a weird step that made it go fireworks in my leg. You can speculate all you want. I could have waited a couple of more games. I'm a competitive athlete and I see my team working hard the last 10 games of the season with me hurt and then I get a chance to be back in the lineup for Game 2 against Minnesota, I'm not going to pass that up."
Unfortunately for the Stars, they can only wonder how a healthy Seguin might have impacted their playoff run.
"If you give Tyler a couple of those opportunities that some of our players had, he doesn't miss," Ruff said. "That's just what he is, he's a dynamic goal scorer, and he doesn't need five chances to score one. I don't want to use any excuses, we didn't have him. We had to play without him and I still think we had a chance to beat them without him. Would he have helped? I think the answer's yes."