The Pro Bowl-caliber middle linebacker who leads Dallas in tackles and interceptions is being told the hamstring pull he sustained in a week ago in that embarrassing loss at New Orleans could sideline him for four weeks or more.
Frampton injured a groin Aug. 11 during training camp in California and never returned to practice. He was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 4. He would be eligible to return to the Cowboys in Week 10.
The Stars have activated Kari Lehtonen from the injured list, and the goalie says he expects to play Thursday against Edmonton
The 26-year-old center is expected to miss one week with an upper-body injury. He has one goal and four assists in 43 games this season.
Named to the NHL All-Star roster, Benn leads the Stars with 29 assists and ranks second with 42 points.