Kari Lehtonen will be back between the pipes for Dallas on Thursday night.
His teammates are happy to get him back from his groin injury as they are four points back of Columbus for the final playoff spot in the West. "Kari has been our MVP so far this year, in my mind," said defenseman Stephane Robidas. "He's been very good. He's won some games for us. When you get a goalie like that back in the net, for sure you get a little boost." Lehtonen owns a 14-11-2 record with a .916 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA.