Loui Eriksson went through the full morning skate and looked great, but because he is dealing with concussion-like symptoms, he has to get approval from a doctor before he can return to play tonight.
Here is coach Marc Crawford on the situation: "Loui is looking pretty good. He skated this morning and all signs are pointing towards the fact that he'll play."
Eriksson (23-40_63) is second on the Stars in scoring at 63 points and will probably return to a line with leading scorer Brad Richards (25-42_67). We'll see how the lines shake out, but it would seem Crawford would keep together the Morrow-Ribeiro-Benn line. In addition to Benn being on a hot streak, no two Stars players are better against the Ducks than Morrow and Ribeiro.
Morrow has 15 goals, 20 assists (35 points) and is plus-17 in 54 career games against Anaheim. Ribeiro is 7-27_34 and plus-16 in 35 career games.
This season, Richards (2-2_4 in three games) and Eriksson (2-2_4 in four games) lead the Stars.
By the way, Lubomir Visnovsky is killing the Stars with three goals and five assists (8 points) in four games against Dallas this season.
Eriksson's return means Krys Barch will probably be a healthy scratch.
Nicklas Grossman (knee), Karlis Skrastins (thigh laceration), Adam Burish (leg) and Brian Sutherby (back) are out for the Stars.
Kari Lehtonen is in goal.
It looks like Ray Emery for the Ducks.