Loui Eriksson expected to return tonight

March, 23, 2011
3/23/11
11:40
AM CT
DALLAS - Stars forward Loui Eriksson appears ready to return to the lineup for tonight's game against Anaheim after missing the last two games with concussion-like symptoms.

"Loui is looking pretty good," Stars coach Marc Crawford said after this morning's skate at American Airlines Center. "He skated this morning and all signs are pointing towards the fact that he'll play."

Eriksson went out of the lineup last week after being hit in the head by San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray.

With Eriksson's return the Stars have 13 healthy forwards. It appears that Krys Barch could be the odd-man out tonight.

Defensemen Karlis Skrastins (leg laceration) and Nicklas Grossman (knee) and forwards Adam Burish (leg) and Brian Sutherby (back) are out.

Kari Lehtonen gets the start in goal for the Stars. It will be his 14th straight start.

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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