Jere Lehtinen has an upper body injury and will not play tonight. Lehtinen has been walking around with ice on his shoulder/neck for some time, but it didn't seem serious. But he did not skate yesterday or today, so maybe it is serious. Stars coach Dave Tippett didn't want to expand on the subject, simply saying Lehtinen was day to day. My guess is, though, that he is not available for Friday's game in Anaheim, either. Brendan Morrison drove up from his home in Anaheim and participated in the morning skate. He is in tonight against the Kings. The morning skate was a bit scrambled, but my guess is the lines are:
If this is what they're trying, I would like to see a checking line of Sutherby-Modano-Eriksson. The Kings skate at their practice facility, but recently acquired forward Justin Williams is hurt and will not be in the lineup.