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Stars’ Gameday: Goalie Kari Lehtonen activated as Dallas faces Vancouver

Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has been activated after missing the past three games with an upper-body injury.
Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has been activated after missing the past three games with an upper-body injury. AP

Stars at Canucks

9 p.m. Thursday, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

TV: FSSW Radio: KTCK/1310 AM, 96.7 FM

Records: Stars 19-5-1, 39 points; Canucks, 9-9-8, 26 pts.

About the Stars: Western Conference leader Dallas ends its four-game western Canada swing coming off a 4-3 shootout loss Tuesday at Calgary. The loss ended a six-game road winning streak. “It was a pretty embarrassing loss,” Stars captain Jamie Benn said. The Stars blew a 3-0 advantage, losing for the first time when leading after two periods. ... The Stars have activated goalie Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve and sent prospect Jack Campbell back to the minor leagues. Lehtonen missed three games (lower-body injury). Antti Niemi has made five consecutive starts in goal with Lehtonen sidelined. ... Defenseman Jason Demers is questionable after leaving Tuesday’s game with an upper-body injury.

About the Canucks: Vancouver has lost three in a row and eight of 10 after Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss at Los Angeles. ... Brandon Sutter had sports hernia surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

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