Friday, January 6, 2012
Sheldon Souray practices, eyes Tuesday return
By Mark Stepneski
FRISCO -- Dallas Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray, who has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, practiced today in Frisco and hopes to return for Tuesday's game at Anaheim.
"It feels good. You've just got to get your conditioning up. That's really it," Souray said. "Couple days here in between tomorrow's game and hopefully be ready for Tuesday."
Souray had been skating on his own a few days prior to today's practice. He suffered a mild high ankle sprain in the December 23 game against Nashville.
"He won't be available for tomorrow, but Tuesday looks well in range," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said of Souray. "We'll just go from there. We'll see how he is after today."
Stars center Mike Ribeiro, who took a puck in the face in last night's game at Nashville, did not practice today. He had some dental work done. Ribeiro said he'll play tomorrow and he hopes to be wearing his usual visor and not the full cage he was wearing when he returned to the game last night.
Kari Lehtonen will get the start in goal against the Edmonton Oilers Saturday afternoon.