Stu Barnes did not make the trip with the team, as he's still working through some concussion-like symptoms. Coach Dave Tippett said Barnes worked out on the bike on Thursday, but didn't feel like he could be a player. So he stayed home. The Stars will get through his loss just fine, as long as they stay out of the penalty box. They can't be doing that again, with one of their best penalty killers out.
Everyone has to pick up the Stu slack, however. He does so many little things out there. We'll see how the Stars adjust.