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Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday practice notes

By Mark Stepneski

Stars coach Marc Crawford said the Stars are going to call up a forward from the Texas Stars later today. Toby Petersen has a sore hand and Krys Barch has a sore ankle. He wasn't sure which forward was coming up from Texas.

Crawford said Brian Sutherby will be back in to the lineup tomorrow and the call up from Texas will be protection for the two players questionable due to injury.

Mark Fistric (groin/hip flexor) is getting closer, but Crawford said the Stars will probably go with the same six defenseman as the last five games.

Kari Lehtonen will be back in goal tomorrow against Minnesota. Crawford said Lehtonen was not feeling well yesterday, but that wasn't the reason that Andrew Raycroft got the nod against Washington.

"It was fortunate that he wasn't playing yesterday because he was feeling a little bit under the weather, but we had planned to give that game to Andrew," said Crawford. "Now, hopefully he'll be able to play real well on the weekend and then we'll go from there. As we said, Kari will probably play eight of ten."

Here was the practice lineup for Friday:

Neal-Richards-Eriksson
Morrow-Ribeiro-Benn
Ott-Burish-Segal
Sutherby/Barch-Wandell-Petersen

Grossman-Robidas
Skrastins-Niskanen
Woywitka-Daley
Fistric

Lehtonen
Raycroft