Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/27/11 at 07:30 PM ET
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Kari Lehtonen should be ready to play Thursday against Columbus, and that has forced some decisions on goaltending today, Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said.
The Stars today informed goalie Andrew Raycroft that he will be placed on waivers Wednesday at 11 a.m. That would allow the Stars enough time to activate Lehtonen so he can play Thursday against Columbus.
Lehtonen has been out since Nov. 26 with a groin injury, but has been going through full practices and appears ready to return.
In the mean time, rookie Richard Bachman has taken over the backup goalie position. He is 5-2-0 in his eight NHL starts with a 2.76 GAA and .912 save percentage.
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