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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Stars to place Andrew Raycroft on waivers Wednesday

By Mark Stepneski

The Dallas Stars have told goaltender Andrew Raycroft that he will placed on waivers Wednesday morning, clearing the way for Kari Lehtonen to be activated for Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Lehtonen, who suffered a groin injury in a November 26 game at Phoenix, has missed the last 12 games.

If Raycroft clears waivers on Thursday morning, he would be assigned to the Texas Stars of the AHL.

The Stars' decision means that Richard Bachman will take over as the backup to Lehtonen. Bachman has posted a 5-2-0 record, 2.76 goals against average and .912 save percentage in nine games since being called up to Dallas due to the injury to Lehtonen.