Vernon Fiddler out, Toby Petersen in vs. Kings

Dallas Stars center Vernon Fiddler will miss this evening’s game against the Los Angeles Kings with a charley horse, according to coach Glen Gulutzan. Fiddler suffered the injury in the first period of Friday night’s 5-3 win over Minnesota.

Toby Petersen, called up yesterday from the Texas Stars of the AHL, will take Fiddler’s spot in the lineup.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said he expects to go with the same group of defensemen as Friday’s game, meaning that Jordie Benn will be the likely scratch on the blue line.

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal for the Stars.

Here is the Stars’ projected lineup for tonight.

Nystrom-Benn-Jagr
Whitney-Roy-Eriksson
Smith-Eakin-Cole
Petersen-Roussel-Vincour

Dillon-Robidas
Goligoski-Daley
Rome-Larsen

Lehtonen

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