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Morning Skate: Seguin Good to Go vs. Blackhawks

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Stars center Tyler Seguin, who missed the last two practices with a muscle issue, skated this morning at American Airlines Center and will play tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

“I am good to go,” Seguin said after the morning skate.

Seguin skated on his usual line with Jamie Benn on the left wing and Valeri Nichushkin on the right.

The rest of this morning’s lineup looked the same as Tuesday’s game against Anaheim. Kari Lehtonen was the first goaltender off the ice this morning, which means he is the likely starter for tonight, but we’ll know for sure at game time.

Tonight’s game is the second meeting between the Stars and Blackhawks. Chicago won, 5-2, at American Airlines Center on November 9.

“We need to eliminate some of the mental mistakes that gave them great opportunities. I think we can skate with them, but their finish was better than ours,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “If we can finish some of the opportunities we had the last game and build off that. We know they are going to get some opportunities, but we have to limit their opportunities.”

The Stars and Blackhawks play three times over the next 12 days.

Friday’s game
Who: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars
Where: American Airlines Center
When: 7:30 p.m.
TV: TXA-21
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

Stars lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinValeri Nichushkin
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Erik Cole
Shawn HorcoffRich Peverley
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerRyan Garbutt

Brenden DillonStephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski
Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Blackhawks lineup

Patrick Sharp – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad – Michael Handzus – Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg – Brandon Pirri – Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig – Marcus Kruger – Ben Smith

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson – Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy – Sheldon Brookbank

Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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