Posted December 28, 2011 on AP on Fox
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The Columbus Blue Jackets haven't won on the road in regulation all season. Their chances of breaking through in their next game probably aren't too good with the Dallas Stars' No. 1 goalie set to return. Kari Lehtonen is expected to make his first start in more than a month for the Stars on Thursday night when they look to improve to 3-0 this season against the league's worst team. Lehtonen has been out since Nov. 26 with a groin injury. Dallas (20-14-1) has watched its goalies go 7-5-0 with a 3.08 goals-against average since losing Lehtonen, who is 13-4-1 with a 2.34 GAA. The Stars are expected to waive veteran Andrew Raycroft to make room for Lehtonen. Richard Bachman started the last eight games. "He's skated the last few days and he's very close," coach Glen Gulutzan said of Lehtonen. "I wouldn't be surprised to see him against Columbus." Lehtonen started both games when Dallas swept a home-and-home set with the Blue Jackets in October, allowing two goals in each. His car...
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