The Stars have recalled Aaron Gagnon from the Texas Stars as a precaution, because there are at least two players dealing with illness. D Nicklas Grossman and C Tom Wandell missed Sunday's game against
Phoenix with illness, did not practice Monday, and might not be ready for Tuesday's game in Nashville.
They might not even make the trip, because the Stars turn around and host Detroit on Wednesday.
Stars coach Marc Crawford: "If they are not available to play we may call somebody up. But everybody else is healthy, so we actually do have 18 healthy skaters and if that's the case those 18 will play."
Here are the lines they skated on Monday:
Crawford said Kari Lehtonen and Andrew Raycroft will split the games Tuesday and Wednesday, but did not say which game each goalie would play.
Nashville is having some tough times right now. The Predators have lost four straight and scored a total of three goals in those games, plus they announced Monday that Jordin Tootoo has entered the NHL's substance
Here is the release:
NEW YORK/TORONTO (December 27, 2010) -- The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced today that forward Jordin Tootoo of the Nashville Predators has voluntarily entered
in-patient care as part of the Joint NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program (SABH).
Tootoo's care will be administered by SABH Program Doctors Dave Lewis (NHL) and Brian Shaw (NHLPA). Tootoo will continue to receive his full salary and benefits and will have no penalty imposed, provided he complies with
his prescribed treatment and follow-up care program.
There will be no further comment.