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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mark Fistric sidelined with ab strain

By Mark Stepneski
ESPNDallas.com

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 ESPN.com. 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.

ESPN.com NHL writer Pierre LeBrun contributed to this report.