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The Stars pondered possibly playing Kari Lehtonen on Sunday but decided to let him rest and then take the four-day stretch before Thursday’s home game against Calgary.
“He had a good practice [Saturday] a really good practice and he looked good” said goalie coach Mike Valley. “He had a workout [Sunday] and he seems to be doing well. He’ll practice with me [Monday] while the other guys have the day off and then he should be in good shape.”
Valley said Lehtonen still is listed as day to day with no firm return but the target is probably Thursday.
“He’s probably 94 or 95 percent so do you want to take that chance?” Valley said. “If you wait then you can get him back at 100 percent.”
Lehtonen has missed five games with a lower body injury.
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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...
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from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Stars coach Lindy Ruff said injured goalie Kari Lehtonen (lower body) is not ready to play and will not be activated from IR on Sunday. That means the Stars have a choice between playing Dan Ellis on a quick back-to-back or giving Jack Campell his NHL debut.
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The Avalanche and Penguins are playing what looks to be a pretty decent game this evening. NBC, Sports Illustrated, The Local Take #1, The Local Take # 2
Columbus 3, Vancouver 1 - Luongo or Schneider? No! It was Curtis McElhinney the whole time!