Dallas Stars forward Roope Hintz has been ruled out of Friday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series versus the Colorado Avalanche in Denver.

Hintz will miss his second consecutive contest after sustaining an upper-body injury late in the first period of Game 4 on Monday. Dallas went on to record a 5-1 win in that game. He left after blocking a shot in the first period. Earlier in the game, he went down hard when he was cross-checked by Nathan MacKinnon.

Colorado took a 5-3 victory on Wednesday to trim the Stars’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

Dallas coach Peter DeBoer said he is hopeful Hintz can return for either Game 7 of this series, if necessary, or the first game of the conference finals.

Hintz, who is considered day-to-day with the injury, has collected six points (two goals, four assists) in 11 games during the postseason. The 27-year-old had 65 points (30 goals, 35 assists) in 80 games during the regular season.

Colorado will be without center Yakov Trenin, who plays a big role on the penalty kill, because of an upper-body injury he suffered Wednesday.

Trenin’s classified as day-to-day, coach Jared Bednar said Friday after morning practice.

Information from Field Level Media and The Associated Press was used in this report.


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