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Nicklas Grossman Out 'A Bit' With Sprained MCL

Bob Sturm, he of Bob and Dan fame on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket just indicated on the air that he's heard that Nicklas Grossman has a sprained MCL and that he could miss the remainder of the regular season.

This is not information that we have seen or heard previously anywhere else so we're going to take it with a grain of salt for the moment as it's possible that Bob jumped the gun on releasing this kind of thing...? The DMN and ESPN Dallas are likely talking to Marc Crawford as I type this and could have more official word soon.

Grossman went through some tests yesterday including an MRI and evidently there may have been fears that he tore his MCL and/or ACL but according to The Ticket that is not the case.

That's bad news for the Stars who desperately need to win the majority of their remaining games to ensure playoff games for Grossman to get back into, but good (bordering on great) news for next season as a tear could have derailed Nick Grossman's 2011-2012 season as well.

Meanwhile he also had word on Skrastins laceration that sounded gruesome, though Marc Crawford wouldn't rule Karlis out for tomorrow's game yesterday. It's likely that both Fistric and Lukowich play in his stead. Brad Lukowich did clear re-entry waivers and practiced with the team today.

We're still waiting for a Loui Eriksson update. Stay tuned.

Update: Per @andrewsdsp:

Nicklas Grossman has a knee sprain (MCL) and will be "out a bit," according to Stars coach Marc Crawford.

So it's true. What bad luck for the big Swede who had missed 11 games recently with a hip injury but played very well since coming back. Now they'll have to get the job done without him. It is a fairly severe blow.