Friday Fun: Mats Zuccarello, Andrew Cogliano, Tyler Toffoli, Jason Robertson

Update on the Mats Zuccarello and Andrew Cogliano situation, looking at a possible trade scenario for Tyler Toffoli, and the progress of Jason Robertson.

  • The Stars series of unfortunate events seem to continue over the last five days as the club lost wingers Mats Zuccarello and Andrew Cogliano to injury.  Zuccarello exploded onto the scene scoring a goal and an assist in two periods of hockey after being acquired from the New York Rangers.  He followed that up by blocking a shot, breaking a bone in his arm, having surgery on said arm, and will not miss a majority of the regular season.  Dallas is hoping he can miraculously return in four weeks.  Adding injury to injury, the modern NHL ironman, Andrew Cogliano, was injured two days later after taking a vicious hit from Vegas winger Ryan Reaves.  It’s the first time Cogliano has ever missed a game to injury in his NHL career.


  • Zuccarello was hurt Sunday and the trade deadline was Monday afternoon.  The Stars did not make any other moves but did they try?  Various reports say they did and they were even tied to Los Angeles Kings winger Tyler Toffoli.  Ultimately the Kings held on to Toffoli – who would have been a solid addition for the Stars – and the Stars made not other additions.  Toffoli, 26, has 12 goals and 28 points in 64 games this season with the Kings.


  • Jason Robertson is up to 42 goals and 99 points 53 games this season in the OHL.  Depending on the post-season option on both the OHL and AHL, Robertson could find himself in Austin later this spring with the Texas Stars.  Given the Stars lack of forward depth, Robertson is making a legitimate case for jumping straight to the NHL for the 2019-2020 season.



Brian Roe is the founder and head writer of The Roe Report.  He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars  and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more.  Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.