Stars lose goalie Lehtonen to right knee injury

The Dallas Stars lost goalie Kari Lehtonen to a right knee

injury early in their game against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday

night.

Lehtonen went down about 5:30 into the opening period when

Phoenix defenseman Derek Morris’s slap shot caught him on the right

knee just above the goalie pad. The play was called for an offside,

but Morris’ shot came just before the whistle sounded.

Lehtonen was helped off the ice, went to the locker room and did

not return.

Coming into the game, Lehtonen had a 1.98 goal against average

in seven road games. In 18 overall games, Lehtonen has a 13-4-1

record with a 2.35 GAA.