Kari Lehtonen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years. Dallas captain Jamie Benn skated out of the penalty box to score late in the first period, and..." April 22

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Lindy Ruff says concussion for Kari Lehtonen, no time table.

  • It's possible for Tim Thomas to overtake Kari Lehtonen as Stars' No. 1 goalie

    Dallas Morning News "Tim Thomas has rarely been boring … or normal … or average — and he might be just what the Stars need right now In making the veteran Florida Panthers netminder their only acquisition before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, the Stars did much more than just swap backup goalies, they shook up one..." March 06

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    Antti Mäkinen @sirmakinen

    @mfinewaxhockey @RyanDadoun Breaking: Rask is out with a flu and Lehtonen is starting for Finland. Niemi as a backup

  • Stars' Lehtonen Making Case To Be Considered Among NHL's Elite Keepers

    Defending Big D "When Dallas Stars fans say that Kari Lehtonen is one of the NHL's best goaltenders, fans of other hockey teams often roll their eyes. And, to an extent, it's easy to understand why. Tucked away deep in the heart of Texas, Lehtonen and the Stars are far away from the hockey media's spotlight,..." November 16

  • Lehtonen stops 22 shots as Stars beat Oilers 3-0

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "With the Dallas getting outplayed by Edmonton in the first half of the game, Shawn Horcoff credited Kari Lehtonen for giving the Stars a chance to get going. Lehtonen stopped 22 shots for his 23rd career shutout as the Stars beat the struggling Oilers 3-0 on Wednesday night. "He's one of the..." November 14

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Stars defense pairs this morning: Dillon-Robidas Daley-Jordie Benn Connauton-Gonchar. Kari Lehtonen will be in goal vs. Flames tonight.

  • Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen sits out again, but he could be back soon

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars pondered possibly playing Kari Lehtonen on Sunday but decided to let him rest and then take the four-day stretch before Thursday’s home game against Calgary. “He had a good practice [Saturday] a really good practice and he looked good” said goalie coach Mike Valley. “He had a workout..." October 21

  • Stars place Lehtonen on injured reserve

    NHL.com "The Dallas Stars on Monday placed goaltender Kari Lehtonen on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 11. Lehtonen sustained a lower-body injury in that night's game against the Winnipeg Jets and was replaced by Dan Ellis at 14:30 of the second period." October 14

  • Kari Lehtonen healthy and ready to go, could play final six games

    Dallas Morning News "Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was on the ice for full practice today and said he’s ready to get back into the lineup after missing a little more than three games. Lehtonen left in the first period against Los Angeles April 9 with a sore groin, and then missed the next three starts. Richard Bachman..." April 17

  • Kari Lehtonen leaves Tuesday’s game with LBI, will be reassessed Wednesday

    Dallas Morning News "Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen left Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Los Angeles after 14:18 in ice time with a lower body injury. “He has a lower-body injury,” Stars coach Glen Gukutzan said. “It’s mild, and we’ll reassess it tomorrow.” Lehtonen experienced some soreness in warm-ups, but tried to play..." April 10

  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen leaves with injury

    NHL.com "Kari Lehtonen’s 19th straight start in goal for the Dallas Stars ended prematurely when he left the ice with 5:42 remaining in the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings at American Airlines Center. Dallas' medical staff helped Lehtonen off the ice. The team said he..." April 09

  • Kari Lehtonen says he will return after five-game injury hiatus

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Stars had an optional skate on Wednesday, but all three goalies skated. Kari Lehtonen declared himself ready to return from the groin injury that has kept him out for five games. He said he could have played if he had to in Columbus Tuesday, but that he didn’t feel 100 percent right. “It..." February 27

  • Dallas Stars Need To Mop Up Own Mistakes in Kari Lehtonen's Absence

    Defending Big D "It's hard for Dallas Stars fans to know how to feel after Sunday's 4-3 regulation loss to the Calgary Flames. It's just one game, and Dallas sits 7th in the West Monday morning, technically. They enjoy increased play at home coming up. Kari Lehtonen's injury is not thought to be serious. Reilly..." February 18

  • Kari Lehtonen’s injury pushes Stars’ Richard Bachman off the bubble and into the spotlight

    Dallas Morning News "Richard Bachman contends there was no moment of clarity, no stare-down in the mirror that resulted in him shaving off his trademark beard and changing his mask after a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. He didn’t gaze into his soul and slowly drag the razor across his..." February 17

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    Mike Heika @

    Kari Lehtonen to IR. day to day after that. Richard Bachman expected to start Sunday.

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    Elliotte Friedman @

    Oh boy, Lehtinen hurt in Vancouver game. He's been so good for Dallas; hopefully ok, but could be devastating for Stars

  • Expect goalie Kari Lehtonen to play 'almost every game' in February

    Dallas Morning News "Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was given the backup role Saturday night, but head coach Glen Gulutzan said he expects the No. 1 goalie to get most of the starts in February. "You look at the way February unfolds after tonight, and I see Kari Lehtonen playing almost every game," Gulutzan said. "He..." February 03

  • Lehtonen looks good, could be ready by Columbus game

    Dallas Morning News "Kari Lehtonen saw the bad and good in returning to the practice ice Thursday. On one of the first shots he faced, defenseman Adam Pardy wired a puck off his mask and knocked it loose, causing Lehtonen to leave the net for repairs. ``Nice start, eh,'' said goalie coach Mike Valley. But..." December 23

  • Lehtonen 11th, Souray 20th in fan balloting for All-Star Game

    Dallas Morning News "The voting update for week 2 of the fan balloting for the All-Star Game came out today,and Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen is 11th among netminders. In addition, Sheldon Souray is 20th among defensemen." November 30

  • Kari Lehtonen named NHL's second Star of the Month for October

    Dallas Morning News "Kari Lehtonen has been one of the hardest working players on the Stars for the last two seasons, and that work is paying off. Lehtonen was named the second Star of the Month for October by the NHL, joining Toronto's Phil Kessel and Edmonton's Nikolai Khabibulin as the top three players..." November 02

  • Kari Lehtonen continues to carry Stars in early going

    Dallas Morning News "Kari Lehtonen continues to amaze his teammates and the opposition, stopping 38 shots Tuesday in a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Lehtonen, who was named one of the top three players in the NHL last week, pushes his record to 5-0-0 while maintaining a 1.58 goals..." October 19

  • Kari Lehtonen is NHL's third star of the week

    Dallas Morning News "It's expected to be announced this afternoon, but Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has earned the third star of the week for the NHL. Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen was the NHL's "Third Star of the Week," earning a 4-0-0 record with a 1.48 goals-against-average (ranks third in the NHL), and a..." October 18

  • Kari Lehtonen to start Tuesday; Benn, Wandell out for at least a week

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars returned to the practice ice from All-Star break this morning with all players on the ice except All-Star Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards. Kari Lehtonen will start in goal Tuesday against Vancouver, coach Marc Crawford said, and he added that Jamie Benn (shoulder) and Tom Wandell..." February 01