Jamie Benn missed the Stars first five games this season during contract negotiations, but has been settling in with linemate Jaromir Jagr since rejoining the team. (PERRY NELSON/QMI Agency)
EDMONTON - Jamie Benn was anxious to get back on the ice this season, but had to wait a little longer than most.
The Dallas Stars winger was involved in a contract dispute at the start of the season, which took a couple of weeks into the shortened campaign to resolve.
“I always knew it was going to get done sooner or later,” Benn said prior to facing the Oilers Wednesday night. “But it was tough, it seemed like it dragged on a little longer than I thought it would. But I was happy the Dallas Stars organization believed in me and I’m happy to be a Star for five more years.”