Faksa (concussion) is expected to be ready for the Stars’ season opener (Oct. 13).
Faksa suffered a concussion while representing Team Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey, but he is expected to return to practice on Monday or Tuesday and should be ready for the season opener. With Cody Eakin out for six weeks, Faksa could take on a larger role than he was expected to to start the season.
Faksa appeared in four games during his most recent call-up—he had one assist, which give him one goal and two assists in 18 games on the year. He heads back to Texas where he has 13 points (9G / 4A) in 19 games this season.
The Stars have sent Radek Faksa back to Texas (AHL).
Faksa, 21, had one goal and one assist in 14 games with the Stars. He returns to Texas, where he has two goals in one game this season. His return to the AHL suggests that Patrick Eaves will return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Faksa, 21, was the 13th overall pick in the 2012 Draft and it looks like he will make his NHL debut on Saturday vs. the Panthers. Patrick Eaves and Curtis McKenzie went down with injuries in back-to-back games, opening the door for the 21-year-old to make his debut. He had just 10 points (4G / 6A) in 32 games with Texas last season, but scored twice in the 2015-16 season opener.