Dallas Stars are set to open the regular 2019/2020 NHL season @ their home-stand at the American Airlines Centre against their fierce rival, the Chicago Blackhawks. Dallas Stars eliminated Chicago Blackhawks in last year's play-offs, so one would think that the Hawks are seeking revenge, but Stars will battle to stand their ground and to prove them that they're the better team.
Few days ago, young gritty Swedish defenseman Anton Cederholm has been added as a Waiver Claim, who will complete a 23-men roster as a healthy-scratch. Simon Fernholm, who is simillar kind of player to Cederholm, is set to be scratched as well for tonight's game. Bogdan Yakimov remains scratched as well. These are the only roster updates for this past week.
Korpisalo should be a starter in the season opener. Veterarn DiPietro is his back-up.
The rest of the line-up should remain more or less unchanged, unless some little tweaks here and there are made in the line-up. There's some deliberate secrecy added around the lines formation from the Dallas Stars coaches.
As Head Coach Jere Lehtinen says: "It's just a fog of war. Fog of war."
So let's prepare for the battle!