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"He won't be ready for us tomorrow," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said after Thursday's practice. "He's got a bit of a hip pointer. It's bruising out now, so that's a good thing. We can see it. I don't think he'll be a guy for Sunday [at Carolina], but that Tuesday game in Washington isn't out of sight for us now. We just want to make sure he is ready."
Defenseman Nicklas Grossman, who suffered a cut to the cheek from a skate in Saturday's game, switched from the full cage to a half-shield for Thursday's practice. Grossman said the clear shield worked better for him.
Mark Stepneski covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com.