Yep, the Stars will get back three bodies for tonight's game against the Blue Jackets, so the Stars are starting to look more like, well, the Stars. Of the three, the one that surprises me most is Ott. He's just on the front end of the 3-6 weeks he was expected to be out with this, but the doctors gave him the OK, and so he's back in this evening. Now don't expect him to be duking it out with anyone for a while, but we all know Ott can bring the agitation with more than just his fists. So we'll see how he gets back in there.
As for Lundqvist, he'll be out there tonight with Brad Richards and Loui Eriksson, the trio that had some success during last season's playoff run. Lundqvist had a big smile on his face today... he had pretty high expectations this season, coming off what he did in 2007-08, so he's ready to resume the potential.
And Robidas, well, we all knew he'd be back in. Tough man. The cage was donned this morning at skate.
As for Sergei Zubov, there's not much more to report at the moment. He's still looking at a lot of options, and coach Dave Tippett said he didn't want to speak for Zubov until he checked out all the possibilities. Long story short, he's not going to be playing for quite a while. We'll see if Zubov ends up needing more surgery or rest or whatever the future holds.