Stars' Lehtonen on IR
|Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen blocks a shot during the first period of their NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Dallas, Texas November 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)
The Dallas Stars put league-leading goalie Kari Lehtonen on injured reserve with a lower-body injury Sunday.
Lehtonen, who tops the NHL in wins (13) and has a 2.35 goals-against average and .926 save percentage, was hurt Saturday in Dallas's 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. The 28-year-old Finn was the NHL's second star for the month of October.
With Lehtonen out, Andrew Raycroft will carry the load for the Stars. Raycroft is 0-5-0 with a 3.51 GAA and .899 save percentage in five games this season.
Richard Bachman was called up from Texas of the AHL to back up Raycroft.
The Stars also called up forward Francis Wathier to take the roster spot vacated when captain Brenden Morrow was put on IR Saturday.
EAVES UNDER KNIFE
Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken jaw that will require surgery to fix.
Eaves will have surgery Monday, the Red Wings said.
"I talked to him, I don't think he ever lost consciousness," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told Mlive.com. "They did a CAT scan. Everything else is OK.
"Once they get in for the surgery, they'll decide exactly what they need to do."
The veteran forward was hurt blocking a shot by Nashville Predators defenceman Roman Josi late in Saturday's game. He was hit on the right side of the head by the shot and had to be taken from the ice on a stretcher.
The Red Wings are also missing Jiri Hudler, Ian White and Drew Miller with facial injuries.
Forward Fabian Brunnstrom was assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL Sunday.
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will have a phone hearing with the NHL Monday.
The league wants to talk to Pacioretty about his hit Saturday that left Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang with a broken nose. Pacioretty caught Letang with a hit that appeared to target the head during the third period but no penalty was called on the play.
Letang returned to the game in overtime and netted the winner for the Pens.
It's likely that Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's director of player safety, will issue further punishment to Pacioretty.
FILATOV UP, DA COSTA DOWN
The Ottawa Senators called up forward Nikita Filatov from Binghamton of the AHL and sent down forward Stephane Da Costa.
Filatov has seven goals and five assists in 15 games with Binghamton and has added one assist in six games with the Senators.
Da Costa had three goals and two assists in 22 games with Ottawa.
AULIE GETS CALL
Defenceman Keith Aulie was recalled from Toronto of the AHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday.
Aulie has no points in 15 games with the Marlies.
The Leafs also sent defenceman Korbinian Holzer to their minor-league team. Holzer was called up a week ago but didn't appear in any games.