Robidas Questionable For Stars; Bobrovsky in Net For Flyers?

SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 08: Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars race to get control of the puck in front of Martin Havlat #9 of the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on December 8, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Stars lost a little mobility on the back end with Philip Larsen out and now it appears as though they may be without their defensive MVP Stephane Robidas.

"Robidas is a little bit of an issue right now with his foot," said Gulutzan. "We'll have game time decisions. I've told Toby Petersen and Adam Pardy both to be ready to play."

He skated this morning and looked fine to the media but they're going to be cautious about it. If he's out then Toby Petersen will come in and possibly get PP time. If not then Dowell and Burish will likely be Wandell's wingers on the fourth line. Pardy would play in Robidas' absence, probably with Fistric.

The only interesting news out of Flyers camp this morning is that Ilya Bryazgalov, noted Star-killer, will evidently not start in net. Despite his extensive familiarity with the Stars it's being reported that Sergei Bobrovsky will get the nod tonight. He was sensational for the Flyers in their last visit to Dallas in March, stopping 28 of 30 in regulation and overtime and then five shooters in a six round skills competition to get the win. Bobrovsky is 6-2-1 this year, so they don't miss a beat with their backup in.

The Bobrovsky news is being reported by Mike Heika. It has not yet been confirmed by Philadelphia media that I've seen.

The Flyers didn't have much of a morning skate today so there is no news on Claude Giroux, though it's still being widely reported that he'll play tonight.

The Versus guys were hanging around this morning talking to Gully, Sheldon Souray, Adam Burish and others. With such a limited skate for the Flyers there didn't appear to be much in the way of HBO activity, though I think everyone glanced down that end of the hallway with much curiosity.

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