Kari Lehtonen G DAL 15 Hrs

Lehtonen felt fine Tuesday after leaving Monday's game with a mild concussion, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official website reports.

Head coach Lindy Ruff said Lehtonen will sit out a few days, but he does not believe that Lehtonen is dealing with a serious setback. Lehtonen will need to be cleared to resume playing, but it appears he should be available for Opening Night.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 1 Day

Lehtonen suffered a mild concussion during Monday's exhibition game and will be forced to stay off the ice for the next couple of days under NHL protocol, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Lehtonen will likely play a crucial part in the Stars' success this season, so they might ultimately play it safe and leave him off the ice even after he's cleared to play. Most importantly for the Stars, it doesn't appear that Lehtonen is in danger of missing the opener on Oct. 9.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 1 Day

Lehtonen will start Monday's exhibition against the Panthers and is expected to play the full game.

Lehtonen was on tap to play a full contest Friday vs. the Lightning, but he was pulled after two periods upon surrendering five goals. He'll look to recover from the dismal showing, but regardless of how he performs Monday, the reality is that, if healthy, Lehtonen is poised to see one of the heaviest workloads in the league this season, with backup Anders Lindback not representing a threat to his job.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 4 Months

Don't be surprised if Dallas trades for a young goalie to back up starter Kari Lehtonen.

They have highly touted Jack Campbell in their system, but the 22-year-old can't seem to stay healthy. So the Stars may look outside the organization for an up and coming netminder. One of Boston's young stud prospects Malcolm Subban and Niklas Svedberg may be available. As well, Detroit may be willing to part with Petr Mrazek or Tom McCollum if they re-sign UFA Jonas Gustavsson. Stay tuned.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 5 Months

Veteran goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 Anaheim shots but allowed five goals en route to the Stars' 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks in Dallas Sunday night.

The loss eliminated the Stars from the playoffs in six games. It would be stretching it to suggest that Lehtonen had anything more than an average series. His GAA was 3.29 and he finished with a save percentage of .885.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 5 Months

Kari Lehtonen is projected to start in Game 6 on Sunday.

Lehtonen was the first goaltender off the ice after the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who will play between the pipes. This isn't much of a surprise, but it's still worth noting after Lehtonen allowed five goals on 21 shots before being pulled on Friday.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 5 Months

Kari Lehtonen allowed five goals on only 21 shots in Dallas' 6-2 loss to Anaheim Friday night.

The Stars replaced Lehtonen with Tim Thomas in the third period, but that didn't help. Thomas lunged far out of his crease to try and poke the puck away from Corey Perry near the left circle, but he rounded the goalkeeper like someone would in soccer and scored into the open net for a 6-2 lead. The Stars and the Ducks will meet again in Dallas on Sunday and Lehtonen should be between the pipes then.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 5 Months

Kari Lehtonen was solid in goal for the Stars Wednesday as they outlasted Anaheim to earn a 4-2 victory in Game 4 of their opening round playoff series.

Lehtonen turned aside 21 of 23 shots in the victory, during which Dallas trailed by a score of 2-0 before mounting their comeback. The series shifts back to Anaheim for Game 5 on Friday.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 5 Months

Kari Lehtonen stopped was perfect and stopped all 37 shots he faced in Dallas' 3-0 win over Anaheim in Game 3 Monday night.

Lehtonen had a rough start to the series against Anaheim with two losses and only .870 save percentage. Now Lehtonen was rock solid for the entire 60 minutes, making several big saves, including a diving stop on Anaheim center Saku Koivu early in the second period. It was Lehtonen's first career playoff victory and shutout and he should be the starter in Game 4 also on Wednesday.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 5 Months

Kari Lehtonen is expected to start in Game 3 after he was the first goalie off the ice in the morning.

That shouldn't come as a surprise even though he's had a rough series against Anaheim so far. Lehtonen has an .870 save percentage and a 3.56 goals-against average after two contests.