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Stars-Jets Notes

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen is listed as day to day after leaving Friday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with a lower body injury.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff didn’t have much of an update on Lehtonen after the game.

“He is day to day,” Ruff said when asked about Lehtonen.

It’s unclear when Lehtonen was hurt. He left during the TV timeout at 14:43 of the second period and was replaced by Dan Ellis. Lehtonen’s last save of the game was a pad stop on a close range shot by Evander Kane.

Lehtonen’s next scheduled start is Tuesday in Colorado. Ellis, who stopped 22 of 23 in 25:17 of playing time, will be in the net for Saturday’s tilt at Minnesota, a game he was already scheduled to start.


*Tyler Seguin registered his first four-point regular season NHL game.

*Alex Chiasson now has nine goals in his first ten NHL games.

*The Stars were 2-5 on the power play Friday. They are now 2-10 (20.0 percent) on the season.

*The Stars were 5-6 on the penalty kill. They are now 11-13 (84.6%) on the season.

*The Jets outshot the Stars 44-31, but the Stars had a 15-11 shots advantage and 2-0 lead after the first period.

*Seguin led the Stars with five shots on goal. Alex Chiasson and Brenden Dillon both had four shots on goal.

*The Stars won 24 of 64 (38 percent) of faceoffs in the game.

*Vernon Fiddler won 7 of 14 (50 percent). Seguin won 5 of 14 (36 percent). Horcoff won 4 of 15 (27 percent).

*Trevor Daley led the Stars with four blocked shots.

Stars lineup

Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Rich Peverley
Ray Whitney
-Cody Eakin-Alex Chiasson
Antoine Roussel
-Shawn Horcoff-Erik Cole
Ryan Garbutt
-Vernon-Fiddler-Valeri Nichushkin

Alex Goligoski-Sergei Gonchar
Brenden Dillon
-Stephane Robidas
Trevor Daley
-Jordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen (starter)
Dan Ellis

Scratched: Chris Mueller, Lane MacDermid, Kevin Connauton

Injured: Aaron Rome (hip)

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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