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Team W-L-OTL Pts
52-21-9 113
52-24-6 110
50-25-7 107
47-30-5 99
43-33-6 92
39-34-9 87
36-41-5 77
23-53-6 52

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2023 Stats

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Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 21 26 17 20:28 12
Post Season 2 5 2 24:45 4

Top Esa Lindell News

  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Scores goal in loss

    Lindell scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Game 4.

    Lindell took a shot that banked in off Darnell Nurse for the Stars' second tally. The 30-year-old Lindell has two goals and a helper over his last three contests. He's played a larger role in the Western Conference Finals and was paired with Miro Heiskanen for Wednesday's game after most often being alongside Chris Tanev earlier in the postseason. Lindell has five points, 22 shots on net, 26 hits, 40 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 17 postseason appearances.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Posts helper in Game 3 win

    Lindell provided an assist, four hits and three blocked shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Lindell helped out on a Jason Robertson goal in the third period, which ended up being the game-winner. All four of Lindell's points this postseason have come in the last eight games, including a goal and an assist over his last two contests. The veteran defenseman is seeing a huge role as a shutdown player while adding 26 hits, 39 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating over 16 playoff appearances.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Deposits empty-netter

    Lindell scored an empty-net goal, added two PIM and logged two hits in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Oilers in Game 2.

    Lindell picked up his third point of the postseason, all of which have come in his last seven games. The 30-year-old defenseman has provided 36 blocked shots, 22 hits, 21 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating across 15 playoff outings this year. Lindell's role remains mostly defensive, so he shouldn't be expected to generate significant offense.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Contributes assist in loss

    Lindell posted an assist, four blocked shots, two hits and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche in Game 5.

    Lindell set up a Logan Stankoven tally in the third period. The helper was Lindell's second point of the postseason, both of which have come in the last four games. The veteran defenseman has added 17 shots on net, 17 hits, 30 blocks and an even plus-minus rating over 12 playoff contests while filling a top-four role.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Fills empty cage

    Lindell scored an empty-net goal in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 2.

    Lindell's empty-netter went the length of the ice and cut off the Avalanche's comeback effort. The tally was the defenseman's first point in nine playoff outings. While he hasn't been scoring, the 29-year-old has added 14 hits, 24 blocked shots, 16 shots on net and a minus-1 rating while seeing top-four minutes this postseason.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Snags helper Wednesday

    Lindell notched an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Blues.

    Lindell helped out on a Mason Marchment tally in the third period. With three assists over his last eight games, Lindell remains a source of some supporting offense as well as steady defense. The 29-year-old blueliner put up 26 points -- his most in five years -- while adding 114 shots on net, 162 blocked shots, 74 hits and a plus-17 rating in 82 regular-season outings this year.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Gets assist in 600th career game

    Lindell logged an assist, two shots on goal, a plus-3 rating and five blocked shots in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Avalanche.

    Lindell played in his 600th career game Sunday, and he was able to chip in a helper on a Jamie Benn tally in the first period. The 29-year-old Lindell has earned 190 points in his career, including 25 through 78 outings this season. He's added 109 shots on net, 155 blocked shots, 71 hits and a plus-16 rating in 2023-24 while seeing steady usage as one of the Stars' stalwarts on the blue line.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Generates helper

    Lindell notched an assist and blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Kraken.

    Lindell snapped an eight-game point drought with the helper on Roope Hintz's empty-netter. The 29-year-old Lindell has been a model of consistency, posting between 23 and 27 points in five of the last seven seasons, with one of the exceptions being the 56-game 2020-21 campaign. He's at 24 points, 99 shots on net, 142 blocked shots, 71 hits and a plus-14 rating through 75 contests in 2023-24, so he should finish the campaign in that established point range barring a late surge of offense.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Snags assist Saturday

    Lindell notched an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

    Lindell has helpers in consecutive games following an eight-game slump. The 29-year-old defenseman helped out on Jason Robertson's go-ahead goal in the second period, which stood as the game-winner. For the season, Lindell is up to 23 points, 92 shots on net, 128 blocked shots, 66 hits and a plus-15 rating through 66 appearances in a top-four role.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Manages helper in win

    Lindell posted an assist, two blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 6-2 win over the Ducks.

    Lindell ended an eight-game point drought with his helper on Chris Tanev's opening tally in the first period. The two have been skating together to start Tanev's Stars tenure, giving the team a solid shutdown duo on the second pairing. Lindell is at 22 points, 91 shots on net, 65 hits, 128 blocked shots and a plus-14 rating through 65 outings in a quietly effective campaign as usual.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Snaps slump with goal

    Lindell scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins.

    Lindell stepped up with fellow Finnish defenseman Miro Heiskanen (personal) away from the team. Lindell's goal put the Stars ahead 3-2 in the third period, and it ended his eight-game point drought. The 29-year-old is up to 21 points, 78 shots on net, 104 blocked shots, 54 hits and a plus-16 rating through 56 appearances. Lindell will be leaned on heavily while the Stars' defense corps is missing three regulars, though Heiskanen should be back before Jani Hakanpaa (upper body) or Nils Lundkvist (concussion).

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Stays warm with goal

    Lindell scored a goal on two shots, blocked four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Red Wings.

    Lindell hadn't scored in 18 games, but he had a solid eight assists in that span. The 29-year-old defenseman continues to pick up the pace on offense with Miro Heiskanen (lower body) out, but Heiskanen's nearing return will likely cut into Lindell's playing time. Lindell has 20 points, 66 shots on net, 90 blocked shots and a plus-15 rating through 47 outings overall.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Deals helper Saturday

    Lindell notched an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

    Lindell has six helpers, 17 blocked shots, 14 shots on goal and a plus-7 rating over his last seven games. It's not unusual for the 29-year-old to have a stretch of productivity every now and then, and this one has come at a good time with the Stars missing Miro Heiskanen (lower body). Lindell has 19 points, 61 shots on net, 86 blocks, 38 hits and a plus-14 rating over 45 appearances in a top-four role this season.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Produces assist in win

    Lindell notched an assist, two shots on goal, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

    Lindell has five helpers and a plus-7 rating over his last five games. He's helped to fill some of the void created by Miro Heiskanen's (lower body) absence. Lindell has quietly put together a strong campaign with 18 points, 57 shots on net, 80 blocked shots, 37 hits and a plus-14 rating over 43 appearances. He's on track to top 30 points for just the second time in his nine-year career.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Three helpers in big win

    Lindell notched three assists in Wednesday's 7-2 rout of the Wild.

    Seven different Stars found the back of the net, but Lindell was the main facilitator of the team's offense. It's the first three-point game of the season for the 29-year-old blueliner, and over the last 14 contests he's collected a solid two goals and nine points. Lindell hasn't topped 25 points since 2018-19, but he's currently on pace to surpass the career-high 32 points he produced that season.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Records assist in win

    Lindell posted an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-0 win over the Wild.

    Lindell has three helpers over his last eight outings. He set up Tyler Seguin's third-period tally Monday, doubling the Stars' lead to 2-0 at the time. Lindell will be tasked with helping to fill the void left in the wake of Miro Heiskanen's lower-body injury. Lindell is at 14 points, 48 shots on net, 71 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating through 39 appearances. His contributions will mainly be on defense, though the 29-year-old can chip in a few points every now and then.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Puts up helper in win

    Lindell logged an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    Lindell reached the 10-assist mark when he set up Mason Marchment's tally with 1:02 left in the game. The helper was Lindell's second over the last four contests. The 29-year-old blueliner had seven points across 14 outings in December. For the campaign, he's managed 13 points, 42 shots on net, 66 blocked shots, 27 hits and a plus-10 rating while continuing to fill a defense-first role in the Stars' top four.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Snags helper in win

    Lindell recorded an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Predators.

    Lindell set up an Evgenii Dadonov tally in the third period. The helper was Lindell's sixth point over 11 games in December. The defenseman has been steady in a top-four role, racking up 12 points, 41 shots on net, 27 hits, 60 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 32 appearances. He could be useful as a solid all-around blueliner in deeper formats.

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  • Stars' Esa Lindell: Scores again Friday

    Lindell scored a goal and blocked two shots in Friday's 5-4 win over the Senators.

    Lindell's first-period tally cut the Stars' deficit to 3-2. The 29-year-old blueliner has three points over his last two games, scoring a goal in each of them. He generally doesn't sustain offense for long stretches -- Lindell is more of a stay-at-home defenseman. He's at a solid 11 points with 39 shots on net, 54 blocked shots, 22 hits and a plus-5 rating through 28 appearances this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Age: 30
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left