Stars' G Oettinger week-to-week with LBI
Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger is officially week-to-week with a lower-body injury, but head coach Peter DeBoer told reporters Monday he believes Oettinger has avoided the worst case scenario with his injury.
DeBoer added tests Oettinger received brought "good news."
Jake Oettinger is officially "week-to-week" with his lower body injury. But the good news according to coach Pete DeBoer is that the worst case scenario has been avoided.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) December 18, 2023
Scott Wedgewood in goal tonight. Matt Murray will back up.
Oettinger left Friday's game against the Ottawa Senators in the opening period after appearing to make an awkward save on Sens forward Claude Giroux. He then missed Saturday's game against the St. Louis Blues, with Wedgewood stopping 30 of 34 shots in a 4-3 defeat.
Oettinger, who turned 25 on Monday, is 11-7-2 with a .901 save percentage and a 2.93 goals-against average in 21 games this season. He finished fifth in Vezina Trophy voting last season after turning in a .919 save percentage and 2.37 GAA.
Wedgewood, 31, has appeared in nine games so far in 2023-24 and owns a .904 save percentage and 3.24 GAA.
Murray has yet to appear in a game this season at the NHL level, appearing in three games last season as a rookie.
Stars release O'Brien from ATO
The Stars released goaltender Joe O'Brien from an amateur tryout agreement on Sunday and called up Matthew Murray on Monday.
We have released goaltender Joe O’Brien from his amateur tryout agreement. pic.twitter.com/Fe8u8FE49Y— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 17, 2023
O'Brien served as the team's backup Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. He did not play.
The 28-year-old O'Brien played four seasons with Niagara University from 2015-2019.