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Stars will Go with Veteran Lineup, Lehtonen in Goal vs. Blues Tonight

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars will go with a veteran lineup for Saturday’s game at St. Louis. Kari Lehtonen gets the start in goal tonight and is expected to play the full game.

Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Erik Cole will be the Stars’ top line in Saturday night’s game. Shawn Horcoff will center Ray Whitney and Alex Chiasson on another line. Antoine Roussel, Vernon Fiddler and Ryan Garbutt will make up the third line.

The defense will consist of Brenden Dillon, Stephane Robidas, Sergei Gonchar, Jordie Benn, Jamie Oleksiak and Kevin Connauton.

Notes: Daley injured

*Stars defenseman Trevor Daley suffered an upper body injury in last night’s game against Florida. Daley did not skate Saturday and was scheduled to visit the doctor, according to Stars coach Lindy Ruff. There is no word on how long Daley might be out.

*D Aaron Rome (hip) skated on his own prior to this morning’s skate in Frisco. He is not expected to be ready to play until early October.

Saturday’s game

Who: Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis
When: 7 p.m.

Stars Saturday morning lineup

Here was how the Stars lined up at Saturday morning’s skate in Frisco:

Benn-Seguin-Cole
Whitney-Horcoff-Chiasson
Roussel-Fiddler-Garbutt
MacDermid-Mueller-Sceviour

Dillon-Robidas
Benn-Gonchar
Connauton-Oleksiak

Lehtonen
Nilstorp

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 DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars.
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