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Friday, November 11, 2011
Alex Goligoski injures hand in loss to Pens

By Mark Stepneski

Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski left Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a hand injury suffered in the first period.

"He's going to have some X-rays (on his hand), but I think he's going to be out for a little bit," said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan.

Goligoski, who will be heading back to Dallas for those X-rays, said the injury happened early in the game.

"I think it was my second shift of the game," Goligoski said. "Chris Kunitz kind of rolled up high, I was kind of shadowing him out there, and he took a little turnaround shot and the puck kind of got me on the wrong spot on the hand. It happens. It's tough, tough place to do it, too. It's part of the game."

Goligoski, acquired in trade from Pittsburgh for James Neal and Matt Niskanen last season, was playing his first game against his former team.