Mark Fistric sidelined with ab strain

Updated: March 22, 2012, 8:48 PM ET
By Mark Stepneski |

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

"It will be a week or so for sure, and then after that it will be day to day," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said Thursday.

With Fistric out, Adam Pardy was paired with Trevor Daley on the blue line Thursday night against Vancouver.

Meanwhile, Canucks winger Daniel Sedin was on his way back to Vancouver Thursday for further medical evaluation, Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman told Sedin was knocked out of Wednesday's game after he took an elbow to the head from Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith.

Kari Lehtonen was in goal for the Stars. Cory Schneider started for the Canucks. NHL writer Pierre LeBrun contributed to this report.

Mark Stepneski
Mark Stepneski joined in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.