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Stars will have Morrow when they face Penguins

Friday, 11.11.2011 / 1:26 PM

By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor / At the Rink blog

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Stars will have Morrow when they face Penguins
PITTSBURGH -- The Dallas Stars received some good news on Friday morning, hours before they face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center.

First-line left wing Brenden Morrow is a go for the game after being questionable with an elbow injury. The Stars even put Steve Ott on IR on Thursday to open up a spot in case Morrow couldn't answer the bell.

But that proved not to be the case as Morrow took part in the morning skate, which dealt mainly with special-teams play.

"Brenden's a go," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "We knew Brenden was going to be a go. He fell on his elbow and had some stitches there, but you know that is not going to hold Brenden back."

The Stars are making one lineup change, however.

Krystofer Barch will be re-inserted into the lineup, playing a fourth-line wing role.

"Barchy will go for us tonight," Gulutzan said. "He's played with lots of energy and been real physical for us. He's gonna come in, and (Jake) Dowell and (Adam) Pardy will be out, but you will see both those guys most likely in tomorrow."

The Stars finish a taxing road trip with a Saturday night game against the Red Wings in Detroit.

STARS

Loui Eriksson - Jamie Benn - Michael Ryder
Brenden Morrow - Mike Ribeiro - Adam Burish
Eric Nystrom - Vernon Fiddler - Radek Dvorak
Krystofer Barch - Tom Wandell - Toby Petersen

Stephane Robidas - Sheldon Souray
Alex Goligoski - Mark Fistric
Trevor Daley - Nicklas Grossman

Kari Lehtonen
Andrew Raycroft

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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff