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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mark Fistric out at least one week

By Mark Stepneski

DALLAS -- Stars defenseman Mark Fistric is expected to miss at least one week with an abdominal strain. He was injured in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Phoenix.

"It will be a week for so for sure, and then after that it will be day-to-day," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said of Fistric's status.

With Fistric out, Adam Pardy will come in and be paired with Trevor Daley on the blue line.

The Canucks will be without left wing Daniel Sedin, who was knocked out of last night's game after he took an elbow to the head from Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith. Sedin is heading back to Vancouver this afternoon for further evaluation, according to a team official.

Kari Lehtonen is in net for the Stars. Cory Schneider is the likely starter for the Canucks.

Here are the probable lineups for the two teams:

Dallas

Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder
Morrow-Benn-Ott
Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak
Dowell-Wandell-Burish

Souray-Robidas
Goligoski-Larsen
Pardy-Daley

Lehtonen

Vancouver

Raymond-H. Sedin-Burrows
Higgins-Kesler-Booth
Weise-Pahlsson-Hansen
Malhotra-Lapierre-Kassian

Hamhuis-Bieksa
Edler-Salo
Alberts-Tanev

Schneider