The Stars today returned defenseman Severin Blindenbacher to the Texas Stars, who expect to have him in the lineup in a home game against Oklahoma City.
Mark Fistric (groin) is getting better, but doesn't look like he'll be ready by Thursday's game, so they may recall Blindenbacher or another defenseman just as a precaution. Then again, they might just go with the six defensemen they have and leave everyone in Cedar Park.
We'll just have to wait and see.
Brad Richards, Karlis Skrastins and Kari Lehtonen all stayed off the ice for maintenance days, but they were all in the building and getting treatment or working out.
Krys Barch (foot) skated and is available for selection.
Stars coach Marc Crawford said he was not yet ready to reveal his goalie plan, but said that Andrew Raycroft would probably play in the next few games.