Wednesday update: Cristopher Nilstorp in goal vs. Canucks

Cristopher Nilstorp will get the start in goal Thursday when the Dallas Stars take on the Vancouver Canucks at American Airlines Center. It will be the third NHL start for Nilstorp, who is 0-2-0 with a 2.70 goals against average and .918 save percentage.

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen remains day-to-day with the groin injury he suffered in last Friday’s game at Vancouver.

“He is making progress,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “We’re working him out pretty hard (off the ice) and he hasn’t had any problems with it, or the injury hasn’t gotten worse. That’s a good sign. He’s gone hard with therapy and rehab, so he is certainly ahead of the injury that he had last year. It’s not to the same extent.”

Defenseman Trevor Daley, who left Sunday’s game against Calgary in the second period, didn’t skate today. He is listed day-to-day. Daley said the issue is a disc in his neck, and it started to bother him in Friday’s game against Vancouver.

“It wasn’t one particular play. I did it the other night in Vancouver, felt it and then in the second against Calgary I felt it again” said Daley. “I got the shot for it two days ago and they said it takes three or four days for the shot to kick in.”

Daley said he could skate tomorrow.

Left wing Ray Whitney, who has missed the last eight games with a broken bone in his foot, is two weeks away, according to Gulutzan.

Here was Wednesday’s practice lineup.

Morrow-Benn-Jagr
Smith-Roy-Eriksson
Roussel-Eakin-Ryder
Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt
Fraser

Dillon-Robidas
Rome-Goligoski
Benn-Larsen

Nilstorp
Bachman

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