Bad news out of morning skate today at the American Airlines Center as the Dallas Stars say they will be without defenseman Mark Fistric for at least a week, if not more.
"It will be a week or so for sure, and then after that it will be day-to-day," said Glen Gulutzan. [ESPN Dallas]
That puts his absence at around four or five of the remaining nine games.
Forward lines will be the same as last game, with Ryan Garbutt, Tomas Vincour and Toby Petersen continuing to sit and wait.
Defensive pairings at morning skate were the same as those we guessed at in the game preview, with Adam Pardy jumping in with Trevor Daley, and the Robidas-Souray and Goligoski-Larsen pairings remaining intact.
Vancouver will definitely be without Daniel Sedin, as the team's leading scorer is said to be on his way home ahead of the team for treatment after Duncan Keith elbowed him last night in the second period. Sedin had just four points in his last nine games.
The Canucks are red hot on the second night of a back to back after starting off 0-4 early in the year. They've won five in a row now and are looking for six. I don't have to tell you the kind of shape the Stars would be in if they'd won five games on the second nights of back to backs.
Corey Schneider will start in goal for Vancouver, via @JamiesonCanucks, which is a good account to follow tonight.
What do you think? Are you ready for more Garbutt or Vincour, or should they stick with what worked against Phoenix like they are? Don't stop to answer, go buy tickets for this game tonight.