Found December 28, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen will return to the ice for Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Coach Glen Gulutzan also announced that defensemen Sheldon Souray and Stephane Robidas will be sidelined for 10-14 days apiece. Souray is nursing a sprained ankle and Robidas sustained a setback in his recovery from a foot injury. As for Lehtonen, he'll be making his first start since being sidelined on Nov. 26 with a groin injury. "Lehts is ready to go, so he'll get the start," Gulutzan told the Dallas Morning News. "I think it's the right time to do this, and he's ready." Lehtonen was off to a sizzling start prior to getting hurt with a 13-4-1 record and 2.34 goals-against average. Rookie Richard Bachman was called up from the minors after Lehtonen's injury and has supplanted Andrew Raycroft as the backup. In fact, Raycroft was placed on waivers on Wednesday afternoon. Bachman has gone 5-2-0 with a 2.76 goals-against...
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