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The Dallas Stars Make No Moves As The Trade Deadline Passes

The Dallas Stars are currently sitting in the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, just two points ahead of the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche. If the Stars were going to do anything to boost the outlook of their potential placement in the playoffs, then a personnel change would have to have been made by Monday's deadline.

The NHL trade deadline came and went at 2 p.m., and the Stars made no roster moves whatsoever.

Courtesy of Brian Stepniski of ESPN Dallas, here are Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk's thoughts post the trade deadline:

"No moves today," Nieuwendyk said. "It was an uneventful day league-wide it seemed. I think our plan has been consistent, we weren't going to do anything unless it made sense for now and the for the future going forward. Nothing in that regard really presented itself. I think it's made it challenging in the last few weeks with the way our team has performed, and that's a good thing. They've really stepped up and shown that they are really here for the fight. That's a good thing going forward."

The Stars are now 32-22 on the season and only three points out of the Pacific Division lead. The Stars will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday evening.

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