Dillon (upper-body) will miss his sixth straight game on Monday.
Dillon suffered an upper-body injury back on February 9th and will not play Monday, but could be back for Wednesday’s contest. Dillon has just six points (1G / 5A) in 52 games this season. With Dillon out and Roman Polak not expected to play, Matt Tennyson will remain in the lineup.
Dillon is expected to make his Sharks debut on Saturday.
Dillon was acquired from the Stars on Friday and despite his equipment not making it to San Jose this morning, he is expected to play tonight vs. the Coyotes. Dillon’s defence partner will likely be fluid for a while until the coaches can decide where he fits best.
The Sharks have acquired Brenden Dillon from Dallas for Jason Demers and a 2016 third round pick.
Dillon, 24, is a big-boy at 6-foot-3, 225 lbs. and bring some size and physicality to the Sharks blueline. Demers is a better puck-moving defenseman, but Dillon is two years younger and the Sharks have a number of young offensive blueliners in their system. Dillon will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
The Stars have signed RFA Brenden Dillon to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million.
Dillon, 23, had six goals and 11 assists in 2013-14. The 6-foot-3, 225 lbs. defensemen led the Stars in hits last season with 168 and finished second in blocked shots (149). Dillon will once again play 20-plus minutes a night, but his fantasy value is limited due to his lack of power-play time.
Dillon (lower-body) will not play in Game 1 on Monday.
Dillon is listed as day-to-day with the lower-body ailment. Aaron Rome, who was limited to just 25 games this season, will draw into the lineup for Dillon. Missing Dillon will hurt the Stars blueline considerably. At 6-foot-3, 225 lbs. they could definitely use his size against a Ducks team who have 11 players over 6-foot.
“He’ll take warm-ups," said head coach Lindy Ruff. "We’re still hopeful that he may be able to go for us, but that’s going to be a game-time decision.” So there is a chance he can play, and they can certainly use him. The 6-4 defenseman leads the team in hits with 128 and is second in blocked shots (behind Alex Goligoski) at 111. Dillon is second on the team in time on ice at 21:25 per game, third in defenseman scoring with 14 points and first in goals by a defenseman at six.