Friday, December 19, 2008

Musical goalies in the system

Kari Lehtonen will return from injury imminently, which means a trip back to Chicago for Ondrej Pavelec. Word on the street (OK, the arena in San Antonio), is that Lehtonen will start "this weekend" and since there's only one game this weekend -- on Saturday, that looks like the one.

Dan Turple has been out a few games with an injury in the area of the hip, but not true hip injury, according to Wolves GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. He couldn't describe the exact injury (definitely not a groin), but it was a day-to-day thing, which meant bringing in Brent Krahn from the Dallas Stars organization. Chevy said he has a good relationship with Scott White (director of minor league operations for the Stars) and that the arrangement just grew out of that relationship. Krahn has a lot of AHL experience but had been playing in Las Vegas in the ECHL.

Krahn will start again tonight in San Antonio, based on how quickly he came off the ice at the morning skate. Turple will back him up (according to coach Don Granato, who said he'd be in the lineup).

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