Adam Burish resumes skating

March, 24, 2011
3/24/11
1:42
PM CT
FRISCO -- It was pretty quiet in Frisco today. There was no practice.

Forward Adam Burish, who has missed the last five games with a leg injury, did skate on his own today for the first time since going out of the lineup. He's still still out and still not ready to practice, but he is getting closer.

"I skated for about 10-15 minutes today," Burish said. "I felt better today than when I was playing, so that was good. Hopefully I am getting closer. I am going to go on the trip and the goal will be to play sometime early on the trip."

That road trip will start next Tuesday in Phoenix and will continue with games in San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim.

Before that trip the Stars will play in Nashville on Saturday and come back to Dallas for a couple of days. Burish said he plans on making the trip to Nashville as well.

"I want to try to skate there and be around the guys," he said. "I want to be on the schedule, I want to stay around the guys, I want to stay in the loop and I want to be supportive when I can."

Not much eles new on the injury front. Burish, Nicklas Grossman (knee), Karlis Skrastins (leg laceration) and Brian Sutherby (back) were all in getting treatment today. Grossman is out and Skrastins doesn't appear ready to return yet.

Coach Marc Crawford wasn't saying much on the injuries.

"The injuries we have are significant and we just have to bide our time," Crawford said. "Keep moving forward and look at what we've got. I liked [Brad] Lukowich. He's giving us some energy. He was a very confident player last night. ... I thought Mark Fistric came in and played real for us. Mark's a big, powerful guy. He's giving us what we need right now. Other guys just have to step up and they are."

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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