Kari Lehtonen G DAL 12 Hrs

Lehtonen was porous again Friday, giving up four goals on just 23 shots in a 5-4 shootout loss to the visiting Avalanche.

What the heck happened to this guy? His most notable blunder of the evening came in the third period, when he coughed up two goals in 1:15 to erase a 3-1 lead for the Stars. Lehtonen has been roughed up for 14 goals over the last three games and now owns a .905 save percentage -- the worst of his 11-year career -- and a 2.97 GAA, second worst to only his ghastly 2008-09 season with the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers. With all this in mind, you'll want to proceed with caution with Lehtonen going forward, especially since the Stars continue to roll on without Tyler Seguin (lower body), their most prolific offensive weapon who, when healthy, is the most likeliest of Stars to bail the Finnish netminder out with his scoring prowess.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 1 Day

Lehtonen (undisclosed) was first off the ice at morning skate, indicating that he'll start Friday's game against Colorado, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Lehtonen was considered probable for Friday's game, after missing Tuesday's loss to the Jets while dealing with an undisclosed medical issue. Lehtonen is apparently ready to get back on the ice, as he's done for the Stars so many times this season.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 2 Days

Lehtonen, who did not play Tuesday due to an undisclosed medical issue, is probable for Friday's game against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Lehtonen gave way to Jhonas Enroth in Tuesday's loss to the Jets, but it appears as though he has a solid chance to return to the Stars' net Friday in the absence of any setbacks.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 Days

Lehtonen was present for Wednesday's practice, but is still viewed as questionable for Friday's game against the Avalanche with a "medical issue," Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

It was a bit of a surprise when coach Lindy Ruff decided to go with Jhonas Enroth in goal for a second straight game Tuesday against the Jets, but it looks like an injury of some sort to Lehtonen guided that choice. Lehtonen's participation in practice suggests whatever unspecified issue he's dealing with is minor, but the Stars still appear inclined to take a cautious approach. Expect Ruff to clarify his goalie plans for Friday's game shortly after the Stars complete their morning skate that day.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 4 Days

For the second straight game, Lehtonen will play backup to Jhonas Enroth when the Stars play the Jets on Tuesday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

It's not entirely clear why the Stars are going back to Enroth after he allowed six third period goals to the Wild on Sunday. There's nothing for Lehtonen owners to panic about yet.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 7 Days

Lehtonen had an awful outing Saturday, allowing seven goals on 36 shots in a loss to the Red Wings.He was sure Lehtonen the goals, that's for sure. The 31-year-old has now suffered two straight losses, surrendering 10 goals in that span. This recent funk comes after Lehtonen won four straight games, allowing just six goals in that span. That's Lehtonen this season, though, as he's been consistently inconsistent. His rate stats need improvement, but his 25-13-9 record makes him one of the more useful fantasy goalie around.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 7 Days

Lehtonen was first off the ice at Saturday's morning skate, indicating that he'll start against the Red Wings, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.Lehtonen will make a third straight start, but with Dallas playing the second game of a back-to-back Sunday, Jhonas Enroth may soon get another nod.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 9 Days

Lehtonen was yanked after allowing three goals on 17 shots Thursday in a loss to the Sharks.He only made it 6:14 into the second period, with two goals in that frame by the little-heralded Andrew Desjardins chasing him. The Finnish goalie entered the night with an impressive four-game winning streak going, but as has happened so often this year, he took a big step backward. Meanwhile, Jhonas Enroth stopped all nine in relief.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 9 Days

Lehtonen was first off the ice at the Stars' morning skate, indicating that he'll start Thursday's game against the Sharks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.Lehtonen, who will look to earn his fifth straight win on Thursday, has allowed just one goal on 65 shots over his last two starts.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 11 Days

Lehtonen allowed just a single goal on 28 shots Tuesday in St. Louis to come away with his fourth consecutive win.All of a sudden, Lehtonen's heated up, as he's earned wins against truly high-quality competition in this stretch, having defeated the Rangers, the Bruins and now the Blues -- all with .932 save marks or better. Maybe this is Lehtonen finally turning the corner, but we've seen signs of false hope from him at other times during this mediocre campaign.