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Stars bring up goalie from minors with Lehtonen's status unknown after sustaining head injury

Sunday, 03.09.2014 / 7:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Stars bring up goalie from minors with Lehtonen's status unknown after sustaining head injury

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars have called up goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp from Texas of the American Hockey League while they figure out the extent of Kari Lehtonen's head injury.

Lehtonen was injured in the third period Saturday night in a win over Minnesota when Erik Haula ran over him and knocked off Lehtonen's helmet.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Sunday that Lehtonen was "not doing that well" after saying after the game that his goalie likely had a concussion. The team didn't update Lehtonen's condition any further.

Tim Thomas, acquired in a trade with Florida at the deadline last week, replaced Lehtonen and got the win when the Stars scored twice in the final 10 minutes to beat the Wild 4-3. He's likely to start Monday night against Columbus, with Nilstorp backing him up.

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