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Kari Lehtonen | Goalie | #32

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (2) / WPG
Contract: view contract details

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Kari Lehtonen might end up being an expensive backup goalie if the Stars sign pending unrestricted free agent Ben Bishop.
If the Stars keep Lehtonen ($5.9 million in cap hit and $5 million in salary), use a buyout on Antti Niemi and sign Bishop to a deal that averages $6 million per season that could cost them $12.5 million. Dallas will probably explore trade options for Niemi and Lehtonen before exposing them in the expansion draft if Bishop signs a contract. May 10 - 1:08 PM

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Kari Lehtonen saved 21 of 24 shots in regulation time in a 4-3 shootout win against Colorado on Saturday.

Lehtonen made an additional three saves in the shootout. He allowed at least three goals in each of his final three starts of the season, but at least he's ending the season on a winning note.
Apr 8 - 11:05 PM

Kari Lehtonen draws the Avalanche on Saturday.

He didn't participate in the morning skate, indicating that he's the likely starter tonight. Lehtonen has a 21-25-7 record with a 2.85 GAA and a .903 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 2:30 PM

Kari Lehtonen registered the loss in relief on Thursday night against Nashville.

Antti Niemi got the start and he was pulled after 13:02 of ice time when he allowed two goals on eight shots. Lehtonen was beaten five times on 26 shots by the Predators in what turned into a 7-3 loss. He has a 21-25-7 record with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 10:53 AM

Kari Lehtonen got lit up by the Lightning during Sunday's 6-3 loss.

Lehtonen stopped just 19 of 24 shots, and allowed a power-play goal on the only shot he faced. For the season the veteran netminder has posted a 21-24-7 record with a 2.80 GAA and a .904 save percentage.
Apr 2 - 10:10 PM

The Stars will stick with Kari Lehtonen between the pipes on Sunday against the Lightning.

He's coming off a 25-save shutout over Carolina on Saturday night. He's also gone 5-1-1 over his last six games. Suffice it to say, he's been much better of late.
Apr 2 - 5:59 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped all 25 shots in 3-0 win against Carolina Saturday night.

Lehtonen earned his third shutout of the season in the process and his second in the last six games. He has posted a 4-1-1 record during that stretch. It's been a rough year for him, but he has been much better of late.
Apr 1 - 10:49 PM

Kari Lehtonen will be in net against Carolina on Saturday.

Believe it or not, Lehtonen played pretty well during the month of March. He posted a 6-4-1 record in 12 games with a .922 save percentage and a 2.33 GAA.
Apr 1 - 1:00 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Lehtonen was solid in the first half of the game, but he seemed to fall apart after Max Pacioretty got the Canadiens on the board at the 15:49 mark of the second period. Lehtonen now owns a 20-23-7 record with a 2.81 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage. He isn't a recommended fantasy play.
Mar 28 - 11:31 PM

Kari Lehtonen will face Montreal on Tuesday night.

Believe it or not, he's having a really good month in March. Lehtonen has posted a 6-3-1 record in 11 games with a .926 save percentage and just 20 goals against.
Mar 28 - 7:05 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed one goal on 21 shots in Sunday's 2-1 OT win over the New Jersey Devils.

Lehtonen allowed the game's first goal at the 11:02 mark of the first period, but he was able to shut the door the rest of the way. Lehtonen has now won three of his last four games (3-0-1) and he's given up two goals or less in each of those contests. He has a 20-22-7 record with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this season.
Mar 26 - 8:25 PM

It will likely be Kari Lehtonen in goal Sunday against the Devils.

He was first off the ice at Sunday's morning skate. Lehtonen is coming off a fine 20-save, 6-1 win over San Jose Friday. Lehtonen is on a bit of a roll as he has given up two or less goals in three consecutive starts (two wins). He may be a decent start against a struggling Devils' squad.
Mar 26 - 12:15 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 of 21 shots in Friday's 6-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

The only goal Lehtonen gave up came on the power play (his team was leading 4-0 anyway). The Stars goalie is 2-0-1 in his last three games and he's given up two goals or less in each of those contests. Lehtonen has also surrendered two goals or less in five of his last six outings. He'll enter his next start with a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage.
Mar 24 - 11:54 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start in Friday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Many expected Antti Niemi to be between the pipes tonight because Lehtonen played in last night's shootout loss to Chicago, but the Stars have opted to go back to him tonight. Lehtonen has an 18-22-7 record with a 2.86 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage this season.
Mar 24 - 8:10 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lehtonen also gave up two goals on Chicago's three shootout attempts. The loss drops his record to 18-22-7 this season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.86 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage. He shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar.
Mar 24 - 12:47 AM

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