Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris cranked a shot from the blue line. Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stretched to his right to block a shot that wouldn't have counted — the linesman whistled it offside — and then fell on his goalie stick, rolling slightly onto his left shoulder, looking like he was in significant discomfort.
Andrew Raycroft threw on his gear. Dallas Stars fans held their collective breath.
Coach Glen Gulutzen said after Saturday night's 3-0 loss to the Coyotes that Lehtonen was day-to-day with "a little bit of a groin pull there."
Given his injury history, and his often stellar play for the Stars so far this season, you can forgive Dallas fans for a little panic over Lehtonen's health. As he goes, so goes the Dallas season. But it's something they're learning to live with.
Here's the injury from last night's game:
From Mike Heika of Dallas Stars Blog, Gulutzen on Raycroft:
"'Razor' (Raycroft) has been the guy before, and that's why we got him, for him to ...