Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  By STEVE HUNT  |  Last updated 10/22/13
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FRISCO, Texas -- Unfortunately, Kari Lehtonen knows all about the dreaded lower-body injury. The 29-year-old Dallas Stars goaltender missed 12 games in fall 2011 due to a groin injury and the talented Finn suffered a similar injury in a win at Winnipeg on Oct. 11, a game where after 35 minutes and he had stopped all 21 Jet shots he had faced, Lehtonen felt something was not right and had to leave the ice. Lehtonen's injury was again termed of the lower-body variety and with backup Dan Ellis filling in admirably for five of the six games he missed and Dallas' top pick in the 2010 NHL Draft Jack Campbell subbing in for him in the other one, a 6-3 loss at Anaheim on Sunday night, Dallas' top netminder is now ready to return, which he should do on Thursday when the Calgary Flames visit American Airlines Center as the Stars kick off a quick two-game homestand. "Being a goalie is not painful anymore. I'm able to make saves," Lehtonen said after practice on Tuesday, his first full sessio...
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