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Bishop out for Stars against Oilers because of lower-body injury

Goalie day to day; Khudobin to start, Oettinger recalled as backup @NHLdotcom

Ben Bishop has a lower-body injury and will not play for the Dallas Stars against the Edmonton Oilers at American Airlines Center on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, SNW, NHL.TV).

The goalie, who is day to day, participated in the Stars morning skate Tuesday, but Anton Khudobin will start against Edmonton. Goalie Jake Oettinger, recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis, will be the backup.

Bishop is 21-14-4 with a 2.49 goals-against average, a .921 save percentage and two shutouts in 42 games (41 starts) for Dallas.

"We're giving him a day off," Stars coach Rick Bowness said. "It's as simple as that. It was a maintenance day [Monday], and today is basically another maintenance day."

When asked whether Bishop would be able to return at the Nashville Predators on Thursday, Bowness said, "We'll worry about that when we get there."

Khudobin is 5-0-2 with a 2.06 GAA and .934 save percentage in his past eight games (seven starts). Oettinger, the No. 26 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, is 12-16-4 with a 2.62 GAA and .912 save percentage in 35 AHL games. He never has played in the NHL.

The Stars (37-21-7) are in third place in the Central Division, six points behind the second-place Colorado Avalanche. independent correspondent Josh Clark contributed to this report

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