5 Stars Players Leaving Dallas in the New Year

The 2023-24 NHL season is nearly halfway over and the Dallas Stars are heading towards a playoff appearance. But just because the team is on the right path doesn't mean these five players are guaranteed to last the New Year in the Lone Star State.

Matt Duchene is one of five Stars players who could leave Dallas in 2024.
Matt Duchene is one of five Stars players who could leave Dallas in 2024. / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Ty Delllandrea

If you've been keeping up with the Stars, it goes without saying that Ty Dellandrea has been tough to watch this season.

The former 2018 13th overall selection has been invisible more often than not in his second full-time campaign. Dellandrea showed a lot of promise with 28 points in 82 games last season but disappeared with only three goals without an assist in 15 playoff appearances. Unfortunately, his regression has continued into the 2023-24 season, highlighted by his one goal and one assist through 18 games.

While some fans might chalk it up to a lack of playing time, Dellandrea's only averaging two fewer minutes than he was last year. He also went from averaging 1.4 points per 60 minutes last season to 0.5 this time around, further illustrating that his issues don't stem from a lack of opportunities.

Dellandrea is a restricted free agent this summer and while the Stars control his destiny, I wouldn't be surprised if they move on. He's only 23 years old and could work as a trade chip for any team that believes a change in scenery could lead to a turnaround.

So, unless Dellandrea gets back to last season's pace, his time in Dallas could be nearing its end.