The Stars had a day off today, but Loui Eriksson, Steve Ott and Tomas Vincour all were in for treatment after hits to the head in Tuesday's game.
Eriksson is listed as day to day, according to coach Marc Crawford, and will receive further evaluation on Thursday morning. Ott and Vincour seemed good, but they also have to continue evaluation each day.
If I was listing them, I would list Ott and Vincour as probable for Thursday's game and Eriksson as doubtful.
Brandon Segal, who has been recalled from the Texas Stars, would clear waivers at 11 a.m. on Thursday, so that would make him available for selection, but it does not guarantee he will be in the lineup against Chicago.
It should be an interesting decision for Crawford and the coaching staff. With Adam Burish still out with a lower body injury and Eriksson not expected to play, that means that you could healthy scratch one of: Krys Barch, Jason Williams, Vincour or Segal.
Segal had to be sacrificed when the Stars added Jamie Langenbrunner, because the move of Segal to the AHL saved the Stars some money. Segal had 7 goals and 10 assists in 30 games with the Texas Stars, and he could be a candidate to jump up as high as the Brenden Morrow-Mike Ribeiro line. Segal had good chemistry with those two last season, and a possible longer-term injury to Eriksson could mean that Jamie Benn will have to play a lot more beside Brad Richards.
There could be some more shuffling, but the guess here is that Segal, Sutherby and even Mark Fistric will probably be in the lineup. We'll see, though, as these decisions have been a bitter tougher to predict in recent weeks.
Kari Lehtonen will start in goal again.