Monday practice update

After a three-day break between games, the Dallas Stars are hitting the road again for a key three-game trip to Western Canada.

“We’re healthy, we’re ready and we’ve had a couple days of practice to work on a couple of things,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “We want to get back on the road.”

The Stars are healthy except for left wing Ray Whitney, who remains out with a foot injury. Michael Ryder, who didn’t practice on Sunday, was back on the ice Monday.

The Stars have three games in four days, including a back-to-back to start the trip. They play Tuesday in Edmonton, Wednesday in Calgary and then Friday in Vancouver.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal tomorrow against the Oilers. After that, Gulutzan said, the Stars will take it day-by-day as far as the goaltending.

“This is about getting points,” Gulutzan said. “We’re confident in both guys here. If you look at the game Bacher (Richard Bachman) played in Phoenix, we’re very confident. We’re going to take it one night at a time, and we where we are.”

The Stars have recalled forward Antoine Roussel, who was sent down to the AHL on Saturday. Gulutzan said Roussel, who had been playing on the fourth line with Eric Nystrom and Vernon Fiddler, wouldn’t play against Edmonton, but wasn’t sure who would take that spot in the lineup.

“We’re going to take it day-by-day,” Gulutzan said. “We’re not sure who is going to go.”

Monday’s practice lineup

Morrow-Benn-Jagr
Eriksson-Roy-Ryder
Smith-Eakin-Vincour
Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt/Wandell

Dillon-Robidas
Rome-Daley
Goligoski-Oleksiak/Larsen

Lehtonen
Bachman

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