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Dallas goaltender Lehtonen leaves game against Canucks with lower-body injury

VANCOUVER – Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen left Friday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks with an injury.

A tweet on the Stars’ official Twitter account said Lehtonen suffered a lower-body injury.

Lehtonen departed during at TV timeout at 13:49 of the first period. Moments earlier, he stopped a Jordan Schroeder wrist shot with the shaft of his stick as the puck was headed for the top corner of the net.

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The shot knocked Lehtonen’s stick out of his hand. The save came a little while after he got his blocker on a Ryan Kesler shot before the puck hit the crossbar and bounced out.

Lehtonen stopped all seven shots he faced.

He was replaced by Richard Bachman. Lehtonen took a no-decision, and retained a 7-2-1 record on the season.