Mark Fistric did not skate this morning and is battling illness.
Jeff Woywitka, who has been battling a shoulder injury, skated and could return to the lineup.
It looks like Corey Schneider could start in goal for the Canucks.
Here's some Marc Crawford on coming back from the break and playing a Vancouver team that beat the Stars 7-1 on Jan. 24: "Vancouver beat us handily in the two games that we played. It makes it easy to capture everybody's attention, and the focus that we've got to have for playing one of the powers in the league is definitely going to be there."
Crawford said that while the Stars are in first place in the Pacific Division, they need to remain focused on each game.
``We set ourselves up with our play in the first 50 games of the season, but none of that matters. You almost have to look at it as though you're starting anew," he said. "It's going to be a sprint to the finish. We want to take care of business and you take care of business by winning the games and getting the points when they are available to you. That's the best way to get where this club hasn't been in a couple of years, which is playing meaningful games in April."
The Stars follow a game against the Canucks with road games against Boston and Philadelphia.
"It's a tough week,'' Crawford said. ``We're playing the top two teams and another first place club. It's all top teams in the league, but we're a top team too, so, we've got to take care of our own game and make sure we present ourselves in a fashion where we can try and get whatever point is available."