Philip Larsen probable for Sunday

February, 25, 2012
2/25/12
1:10
PM CT
FRISCO, Texas -- Stars defenseman Philip Larsen, who left Friday's game after getting hit in the head with a puck, is probable for Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Larsen was injured late in the second period when he was hit by a shot off the stick of Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cullen. The shot broke the helmet of Larsen, who ended up with a cut on his head.

"I would say he's probable for tomorrow," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "He's just going to have a little bike ride today and we'll see where he's at. He's probable for tomorrow, I would guess, right now, but it may be too soon to tell."

Larsen suffered a concussion earlier this season, but said he wasn't experiencing any problems after this latest head injury.

"No," Larsen said. "It hurt. I was a little groggy, but that is pretty normal. I don't have the symptoms. Just wanted to make sure everything was OK. I am fine."

Stars center Jamie Benn, who has missed the last five games with a leg injury, was back on the ice today after not skating for the last two days. Benn is out for tomorrow but said he is hoping to be ready for Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh.

The Stars held an optional practice today. Kari Lehtonen, who is expected to start tomorrow, was among the players on the ice.

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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