Seguin a Game-time Decision, Garbutt Out Tonight

Thursday, 12.5.2013 / 1:14 PM CT / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Seguin a Game-time Decision, Garbutt Out Tonight

Stars center Tyler Seguin, who has missed the last two games with concussion-like symptoms, took part in this morning’s skate in Toronto, centered a line with Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley on the wings, but remains a game-time decision for tonight’s tilt against the Maple Leafs.

Seguin still has to undergo testing before he can get cleared to play, but Stars coach Lindy Ruff sounded optimistic his No. 1 center could return.

“I’ve guessed on these situations a lot of times before, and it’s encouraging that he felt good yesterday and he felt good today,” Ruff said. “He gets through the rest of the day and we’ll see where he is tonight.”

Stars forward Ryan Garbutt, who took a puck off his lower leg in Tuesday’s 4-3 victory at Chicago, didn’t skate this morning, so he is out for tonight’s game.

On defense, Jordie Benn could be the odd man out tonight based on the pairings during the morning skate. That would mean that both Jamie Oleksiak and Kevin Connauton would play.

Kari Lehtonen was the first goaltender off the ice for the Stars, so he is expected to get the nod in net tonight.

Thursday’s game
Who: Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leafs
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
When: 6 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM

Stars projected lineup

Jamie BennTyler SeguinRich Peverley
Ray Whitney
Cody EakinAlex Chiasson
Antoine Roussel
Vernon FiddlerDustin Jeffrey
Erik Cole
Shawn HorcoffValeri Nichushkin

Alex GoligoskiTrevor Daley
Brenden Dillon
Jamie Oleksiak
Kevin Connauton
Sergei Gonchar

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Maple Leafs projected lineup

Tyler Bozak is out for the Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel didn’t skate this morning, but is expected to play tonight. Toronto recalled forward Jerry D’Amigo from the AHL.

James van Riemsdyk – Nazem Kadri – Phil Kessel
Mason Raymond -Trevor Smith – David Clarkson
Carter Ashton -Peter Holland –Nikolai Kulemin
Frazer McLaren – Jay McClement – Jerry D'Amigo

Carl Gunnarsson – Dion Phaneuf
Mark Fraser – Cody Franson
Paul Ranger – Jake Gardiner

Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
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12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 13 5 10 2 15
J. Spezza 13 5 8 0 13
C. Eakin 13 1 7 -4 8
A. Goligoski 13 4 3 -6 7
P. Sharp 13 4 2 -4 6
P. Eaves 9 3 3 3 6
R. Faksa 13 3 2 2 5
M. Janmark 12 2 3 -3 5
C. Sceviour 11 2 3 1 5
J. Klingberg 13 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 6 3 0 .899 2.81
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .865 3.29
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