Dallas Stars Juggling Act: You Name the Lines

An update from practice today: Mark Fistric took a puck to the ankle today and had to be helped off the ice. No official word on his injury as of yet. Loui Eriksson sat out practice with 'flu-like symptoms', and Brad Richards was out to rest his sore groin.

It appears the Dallas Stars and Marc Crawford are prepared for a bit of a shakeup. Through the first 13 games, we've primarily seen the top two lines stay the exact same with a sort of rotation set on the third and fourth lines. The absence of Mike Modano since opening night has forced Crawford to become a bit creative with his third line, although Tom Wandell has settled into that spot fairly well.

Now with Jere Lehtinen and Mike Modano ready to take the ice, presumably as soon as Wednesday against Calgary, Crawford has decided to go in different although not exactly new, direction.

Piecing together the information provided by Mike Heika and Mark Stepneski from practice today it seems Crawford will be going with these lines:

Neal - Richards - Eriksson
Morrow - Ribeiro - Lehtinen
Ott - Modano - Benn
Sutherby - Wandell - Brunnstrom

With Ribeiro and Morrow struggling to find a rhythm together the past week or so, is putting them back together with Lehtinen the answer? Or should Crawford split them up?

Let us know your opinion in the comments.

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