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Kari Lehtonen | Goalie | #32

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (2) / WPG
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Kari Lehtonen allowed one goal on 25 shots in Monday's 2-1 shootout win over the New York Rangers.
It looked like Lehtonen was heading for a shutout, but Rangers forward Rick Nash scored with under four minutes remaining in regulation. Lehtonen allowed one goal in the shootout, but again, Dallas managed to score twice to get the way. The Stars goalie now has a 4-4-1 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this season. Dec 11 - 10:40 PM

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Kari Lehtonen will get the nod for the Stars on Monday.

Lehtonen stopped 24 of 26 shots on Thursday, but Dallas lost that contest to St. Louis 3-0. He has a 3-4-1 record, 2.71 GAA, and .903 save percentage in 10 contests this season.
Dec 10 - 1:55 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Lehtonen got the start because starter Ben Bishop is out with a back injury. It's tough to blame Lehtonen for a loss when his teammates fail to beat the opposing goaltender. The Stars netminder now owns a 3-4-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this season.
Dec 8 - 12:36 AM

Kari Lehtonen will play between the pipes Thursday night.

Ben Bishop is dealing with a sore back, so he wasn't an option. Lehtonen has a 3-3-1 record, 2.80 GAA, and .900 save percentage in nine contests this season.
Dec 6 - 2:07 PM

Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves on 27 shots in Sunday's 7-2 victory over Colorado.

Lehtonen notched his first win in nearly a month to improve to 3-3-1 this season with a 2.75 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.
Dec 4 - 12:32 AM

Kari Lehtonen will be in the crease Sunday night against Colorado.

Lehtonen hasn't started a game since Nov. 18 when he was pulled early against Edmonton. He has a 2-3-1 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and .897 save percentage in seven appearances.
Dec 3 - 2:17 PM

Kari Lehtonen is expected to return to the crease soon.

Lehtonen hasn't played since Nov. 18 and he has made only five starts this year because he is behind Ben Bishop on the depth chart and he recently welcomed a new baby into his life. "We play 11 games in 19 nights, so he's got to play, but I really haven't formed a plan," said coach Ken Hitchcock before Tuesday's game against Vegas.
Nov 29 - 10:44 AM

Kari Lehtonen (personal) welcomed a healthy baby boy, Remi, into the world Sunday.

It looks like Lehtonen's personal leave from the Stars is because of his growing family. Dallas GM Jim Nill said Monday that Lehtonen would be unavailable indefinitely because of personal reasons.
Nov 20 - 3:55 PM

Kari Lehtonen is unavailable indefinitely due to personal reasons, according to Dallas GM Jim Nill.

The Stars also announced that Mike McKenna has called up from the Texas Stars to serve as Ben Bishop's backup. Lehtonen has played in seven games and has made five starts this campaign. Hopefully, whatever issue he is dealing with goes well and he can return to the team as soon as possible.
Nov 20 - 11:15 AM

Kari Lehtonen stopped nine of 12 shots in a 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Lehtonen did not get the win though after he was yanked early in the second period when Edmonton took a 3-2 lead. Ben Bishop stepped in and turned aside the 18 shots he faced to allow for the Stars' comeback.
Nov 18 - 4:52 PM

Kari Lehtonen will be Dallas' starter on Saturday.

Lehtonen stopped 26 of 29 shots in a 4-3 shootout loss in his last start on Tuesday. He has a 2-3-1 record, 2.48 GAA, and .910 save percentage in six games this season.
Nov 17 - 5:00 PM

Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves on 29 shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Lehtonen had won back-to-back starts prior to Tuesday night's game. He had even held his opponents to one goal in both games. The Stars will be busy in the next few days so there is a chance he might get another look in the not-too-distant future. Lehtonen's record falls to 2-3-1 with a goals-against-average of 2.48 and a .910 save percentage.
Nov 14 - 10:35 PM

Kari Lehtonen is slated to get the nod Tuesday against the Florida Panthers.

Dallas will start Ben Bishop on Monday night against Carolina and then intends to give Lehtonen the nod in the second half of the back-to-back. Lehtonen is 2-3-0 this campaign with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Nov 12 - 2:01 PM

Kari Lehtonen (illness) was back at practice on Thursday.

Lehtonen skipped Wednesday's session due to an illness. Ben Bishop will start against the Islanders on Friday, but Lehtonen is expected to play next week when the Stars have four games in six days.
Nov 10 - 10:38 AM

Kari Lehtonen is dealing with an illness.

Lehtonen didn't participate in Wednesday's practice as a result. He's tentatively projected to get the start on Friday, but this disease might alter that Stars' plans.
Nov 8 - 3:30 PM

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