Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Kari Lehtonen out 2-3 weeks
By Mark Stepneski
Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen suffered a minor knee injury playing for Finland at the world hockey championships and will be sidelined two to three weeks, according to Stars goaltending coach Mike Valley.
Lehtonen was injured in Sunday's game between Finland and the United States, when American forward Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks was tripped and slid into Lehtonen, who left the game and did not return.
Valley said the injury is not serious, and Lehtonen should be fine after the two- to three-week period.
Lehtonen will miss the rest of the world championships, which enters the playoff round Thursday. The United States will face Finland in the Group A quarterfinals.