Stars' Ruff says Lehtonen "not doing well" after collision

TSN.ca Staff
3/9/2014 3:27:56 PM
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It appears the Dallas Stars will be without goalie Kari Lehtonen for the foreseeable future.

Head coach Lindy Ruff confirmed on Sunday that his starting goalie has a head injury and the team will take it day by day.

"We know he's not doing that well and we have to make a decision later on (today), but it doesn't look good though," Ruff told reporters.

Lehtonen was run over in the crease by Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula in the third period of Saturday's game in Dallas. Lehtonen fell backwards and hit his head on the crossbar while the impact of the collision knocked his mask off.

The goalie was bleeding from the head and left the game. He was replaced by newly-acquired netminder Tim Thomas, who was making his Stars debut.

Speaking after the game on Saturday, Ruff speculated as to the nature of the injury.

"The likelihood is it's a concussion on just a dirt play. It should be suspended - a fourth liner takes out our goaltender," said Ruff.

Kari Lehtonen (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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