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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Tom Wandell ready to return

By Mark Stepneski

It looks like the Stars are going to get one of their injured forwards back. Tom Wandell went through a full practice today with contact and he appears good to go.

"Wandell looks like he's going to be ready tomorrow, " said Stars coach Marc Crawford. "He still had the red jersey on today, but he was involved in all the physical activity, got a lot of bumps and a lot of grinding in there. He had to fend off a lot of people, which is usually the biggest test for people with upper body injuries. ... He feels good. We'll see where he is tomorrow, but as of now it looks like he is a go."

Wandell, who has missed the last four games, centered a line with Steve Ott and Tomas Vincour during today's practice.

"It's thumbs up," Wandell said after practice. "It feels pretty good. It's still a little sore but it shouldn't be a problem. I am good to go."

With Wandell set to return the Stars will have 12 healthy forwards. Crawford said he could have to sit one of the seven defensemen or he could dress all seven of them and go with 11 forwards.

Kari Lehtonen will get the nod in goal tomorrow.

Practice lineup

Neal-Richards-Eriksson
Morrow-Ribeiro-Langenbrunner
Ott-Wandell-Vincour
Wathier-Gagnon-Sutherby

Grossman-Robidas
Woywitka-Daley
Skrastins-Fistric-Niskanen

Lehtonen
Raycroft