The Dallas Stars will be without goaltender Ben Bishop and defenceman John Klingberg when they take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night, the team announced.
Both were ruled unfit to play. No further reason for their absence was provided by the team at this time.
Anton Khudobin has been named the Stars’ starting goaltender for the night, with Jake Oettinger serving as his backup.
Thomas Harley, the Stars’ 18th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, will suit up to help fill the void left by Klingberg’s absence.
Bishop started 43 games for the Stars this season pre-shutdown, winning 21 of them while posting a 2.50 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. He was in net for the Stars’ round-robin opener against the Vegas Golden Knights, allowing four goals on 32 shots in a losing effort.
Klingberg played 58 games for Dallas this year, scoring six goals and adding 26 assists.