The list of Dallas Stars players who are battling injuries now stands at three. Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy both sat out Saturday’s game against St. Louis, and an injury forced goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp out of the game.
“All those guys are day-to-day,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan.
Roy was the unidentified player whom Gulutzan listed as questionable at Saturday morning’s skate.
“He has a groin, nagging groin,” Gulutzan said.
Jagr has a back injury. He was injured late in the third period of the game against Chicago. Gulutzan said earlier Saturday that the team hoped a couple days rest would allow Jagr to get back in the lineup Monday at Columbus.
Nilstorp left Saturday night’s game in the third period with a groin injury. He is listed as day-to-day.
“He tweaked his groin. Once we got him to the bench there at the one timeout, he was laboring. The first time was over he was fine, he said he wanted to try it. The second time he was hurting and that juncture we’re one shot away, so we made the change.”
The Stars then went with Kari Lehtonen, who wasn’t playing in the game because of a “tweak.”
“We made sure he was ready,” Gulutzan said. “Prior to the first timeout, Kari had been getting ready, and then we waited until he was ready and made the change.”