In a sort of calm before the storm moment, both the Stars and San Jose Sharks had optional morning skates today.
The Stars brought their players all off at the same time (except Andrew Raycroft, who stayed way late working on some individual stuff with goalie coach Mike Valley). So we really have no idea who might be scratched tonight.
Brian Sutherby was off a little early, so he might draw in, but as far as which defenseman might be scratched, we'll just have to wait and see.
Kari Lehtonen is in goal for the Stars and did not skate. Antero Nittymaki was out for a good 45 minutes with two other players for the Sharks, so the thought is that Antti Niemi will start in net for San Jose.
Other than that, it was pretty quiet.
Adam Burish will miss his second game with a lower body injury.
"We'll wait until game time," Stars coach Marc Crawford said. "We have a couple of decisions to make. It's nice to have 22 guys to choose from.''