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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Steve Ott out with back spasms

By Mark Stepneski

DALLAS -- Stars forward Steve Ott is out for tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks due to back spasms.

Ott took part in the Stars skate Thursday morning, but left the ice early. Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said at the time that Ott wasn't feeling well.

Ryan Garbutt took Ott's spot on the Stars' second line with center Jamie Benn and right wing Adam Burish in Thursday night's game.

Jake Dowell, activated from IR Thursday afternoon after missing seven games with a broken finger, was back in the lineup. Dowell took Garbutt's spot on the fourth line.