Posted October 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Kari Lehtonen's injury has had a big effect on the Dallas Stars, whose goaltending has been sorely lacking in his absence. They expect him back Thursday night when they host the Calgary Flames, who have several players that have had success against Dallas recently. The Stars (3-5-0) have been without Lehtonen since a 4-1 win at Winnipeg on Oct. 11, which he left due to a lower-body injury. He is 2-1-0 with a 1.57 goals-against average in three games. With Lehtonen sidelined, Dallas has lost four of five while allowing five or more goals three times. Dan Ellis and rookie Jack Campbell haven't proved reliable in his place, combining for a 4.40 goals-against average since the injury, the worst in the league during that span. Campbell started a 6-3 loss at Anaheim on Sunday in which the Stars squandered a 3-1 lead after the first period. Lehtonen was activated from injured reserve Monday and is expected to play after being a full participant in Tuesday's practice. He's had mixed re...
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