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Dallas Stars afternoon update: Matt Climie back in goal?

A couple of updates today from practice, from both Mike Heika and Mark Stepneski. Here are the big news items they mentioned:

  • Marty Turco was back on the ice for practice, but Heika believes that Matt Climie will be back in goal tomorrow night.
  • Both Toby Petersen and Trevor Daley are officially done for the year.
  • This means that Ivan Vishnevskiy, the highly touted Stars defensive prospect, will get his NHL debut tomorrow against the Wild.
  • Brian Sutherby should be ready to play tomorrow.

Here were the lines during practice:

Ott | Ribeiro | Lehtinen
Neal | Wandell | Eriksson
Morrison | Modano | Brunnstrom
Begin | Sutherby | Parrish
Conner | Lundqvist | Wilson

Grossman | Hutchinson
Fistric | Niskanen
Vishnevskiy | Sydor

More after the jump.


Andrew's Dallas Stars Page has a great article on G Richard Bachman and his decision to forgo his final two seasons of college to join the NHL.

"I looked at it as right now is a good time to get in the organization," Bachman said recently in Frisco, where he was watching a Stars practice. "They are not too deep in goaltending and you don't want to wait around and have that spot filled up. You're out of luck there. So that definitely did play a big factor in my decision and the decision was it was a good time to come in."

I'd say that was pretty smart decision by Bachman who can go out next year, dominate in the AHL and could find himself as the next franchise goalie for the Stars.

The Dallas Stars players received a flag yesterday that had been flown in Kirkuk Regional Air Base in Iraq by the Air Force National Guard.

"I can't even imagine what this thing has been through," Dallas captain Brenden Morrow said. "On behalf of our team and our families, I would like to thank you for everything you have done, keeping us safe and able to sleep at night. We have probably given you some restless nights cheering for us this year, but we will use this as motivation next year."

Stephane Robidas is the Dallas Stars' candidate for the Bill Masterton trophy.