Practice notes: Jagr probable, Roy questionable, Lehtonen in goal Monday

Jaromir Jagr (back) and Derek Roy (groin), who both missed Saturday night’s game against St. Louis, skated Sunday morning in Frisco.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said it looks as though Jagr will be able to play Monday in Columbus, but Roy’s status is still up in the air.

“I would say Jagr is probable for tomorrow and I would say Roy is questionable for tomorrow,” Gulutzan said.

Jamie Benn also skated Sunday morning. His status for Monday’s game depends on whether his immigration paperwork gets processed in time.

“We’re hoping,” Gulutzan said. “But it’s hard for me to comment on because I don’t work at Immigration, but we are pretty confident that he should be ready.”

Benn, who signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract last week, is itching to get into a game.

“I am ready to go,” he said after wrapping up Sunday morning’s skate.

Kari Lehtonen will get the start in goal Monday against the Blue Jackets. The Stars play Tuesday in Detroit and then have another set of back-to-back games later in the week. Gulutzan said he and his staff will handle the goaltending starts on a day-to-day basis.

Goaltender Richard Bachman was called up from the Texas Stars Sunday after Cristopher Nilstorp injured a groin in Saturday night’s game. Nilstorp was placed on injured reserve and will be out at least a week.

The Stars sent Bachman, who didn’t play during the lockout, to the AHL get some game action. He played four games, posting a 3-1-0 record, 2.46 goals against average and .916 save percentage.

“It was good for me to get some ice time and see some game action for the first time in months. Overall it was a good experience,” Bachman said. “I am extremely confident that I am ready to play now and help the team win. Whenever that may be, I just want to help them.”

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