Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
24 hours ago

Lehtonen will be between the pipes for Saturday's clash with the Oilers, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lehtonen will make his second for three possible starts for the Stars, an indication of the struggles for No. 1 netminder Ben Bishop -- who has given up 11 goals in his last two games. Conversely, the veteran Lehtonen has logged a 1.65 GAA in his four most recent outings. Long term, the Finn is unlikely to take over the top role, but might get a few extra starts in goal to give Bishop time to get rediscover his game.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
4 days ago

Lehtonen allowed three goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Lehtonen came back down to earth after holding each of his previous three opponents to exactly one goal. Jonathan Huberdeau beat him twice on the power play in the first period, but Lehtonen got revenge in the first round of the shootout. Unfortunately for the Finnish netminder, Florida's next two shooters both scored to earn the hosts a victory. Ben Bishop's backup has looked much better in a reduced role after posting a 2.85 GAA and .902 save percentage in 59 appearances last year.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
4 days ago

Lehtonen will patrol the crease in Tuesday's road game against the Panthers, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lehtonen was pretty shaky in his first two appearances of the campaign, but he's been dialed in ever since, compiling a 2-1-0 record while maintaining a superb 1.17 GAA and .959 save percentage over his last three outings. The Finnish netminder will look to stay sharp Tuesday in a road matchup with a Panthers club that's averaging 4.38 goals per game at home this season, third in the NHL.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
1 week ago

Lehtonen (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a rough start, Lehtonen appears comfortable in his backup role behind offseason acquisition Ben Bishop in Big D. He's allowed just one goal in each of his last three appearances to even out his peripherals to a 2.40 GAA and .914 save percentage through five games. Stars coach Ken Hitchcock has yet to designate a starter for Friday's home game against the Islanders, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Bishop between the pipes since he's the No. 1 option.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
1 week ago

Lehtonen was not a practice Wednesday due to an illness, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lehtonen was expected to get the starting nod Friday and give Ben Bishop a night off. With the 33-year-old Lehtonen under the weather, coach Ken Hitchcock's plan could suddenly be in doubt. The netminder has a few days to get healthy prior to puck drop against the Islanders on Friday.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
2 weeks ago

Lehtonen allowed one goal on 28 shots in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

The Finnish netminder was buoyed by an explosion of offense in the first period, but had to turn aside 27 shots to record his second win of the season. The 33-year-old should continue to serve as Ben Bishop's understudy for the balance of the season and has limited upside in standard formats as a result.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
2 weeks ago

Lehtonen will get the start for the Stars on Saturday when the Sabres come into town, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran will make only his third start of the year Saturday, as he's had trouble seeing playing time with the newly-acquired Ben Bishop tending the net most nights. Lehtonen will need to take advantage of spot starts in order to win back playing time and become fantasy relevant in most standard leagues. However, if he continues to have performances like he did in his last start out, in which he stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced, the 33-year old could earn himself a significant portion of the upcoming starts for the Stars, although that still seems unlikely at this point in the season.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
3 weeks ago

Lehtonen stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 2-1 victory against the Flames on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

Last season, this would have been a performance that earned Lehtonen more playing time, but in 2017-18, Ben Bishop is the Stars' starting goaltender. This was just Lehtonen's second start of the young season and by far the better of the two. His numbers improved after Friday, but he is still just 1-3-0 with a 2.91 GAA and .896 save percentage.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
3 weeks ago

Lehtonen will assume the road net against the Flames on Friday, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Finn had split playing time quite evenly with fellow countryman Antti Niemi in past years, but with 2016 All-Star netminder Ben Bishop now in the fold, Lehtonen's preparing for what will be just his second start this season. It's a matchup against two teams that have started the season 5-5-0 in the Western Conference standings.

Kari Lehtonen
G DAL
3 weeks ago

Lehtonen came into the game in the second period against the Avalanche on Tuesday, making 14 of a possible 15 saves.

EDGE Analysis

Allowing a goal to find the back of the net means Lehtonen was the goalie of record and registered his third loss of the season. The netminder has been subpar at best, as he has posted a 3.98 GAA and .851 save percentage -- both the worst of his career. Starter Ben Bishop was already expected to take the majority of the minutes between the pipes, but Lehtonen's struggles could force coach Ken Hitchcock to rely on Bishop even more -- especially down the stretch.