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Report: Stars’ Lehtonen could resume on-ice workouts soon

Feb 19, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

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The Dallas Stars usually lean a lot on goalie Kari Lehtonen, who’s currently on the injured reserve with a lower-body issue. While he remains day-to-day, Dallas Stars Inside Edge presents some promising news: he could resume on-ice workouts in the next few days.

“I know he is still day-to-day and is at the other rink working out,” Head coach Glen Gulutzan said.

Lehtonen, 29, appeared to hurt himself while making a save in the Stars’ eventual 4-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 15.

As much of a workhorse as he’s been since being traded to Dallas, he’s still shadowed by worries about fragility from his days as an Atlanta Thrashers netminder. Unfortunately, it’s with good reason, too; he missed 12 games with a similar injury in 2011-12.

We’ll see if the Stars’ optimistic early readings on this injury were accurate or overly optimistic.

(H/T to Rotoworld.)

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