Kari Lehtonen leaves game with injury, will be re-evaluated Wednesday

Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen left Tuesday night’s 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings with a lower body injury and the Stars will evaluate him on Wednesday.

“He has a lower body injury and it’s mild,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. “We will reassess him tomorrow.”

A Stars official said it was a groin injury and it’s likely Lehtonen will be day-to-day.

Lehtonen apparently started experiencing some soreness during warmups, talked to trainer Dave Zeis during the first TV timeout of the game and then headed off the ice during a the TV timeout with 5:17 left in the first period and did not return.

Richard Bachman took over for Lehtonen and stopped all 22 shots on goal to pick up the win.

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