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32 Kari Lehtonen G
Height/Weight: 6-4/210 | Birthdate: 11/16/1983 | Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland | Team: Dallas Stars | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/59 | Average Draft Position: 56.75
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7:35 AM

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars' Lehtonen Porous Again Friday; Gives Up 4

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Porous Again Friday; Gives Up 4

News: Kari Lehtonen was porous again Friday, giving up four goals on just 23 shots in a 5-4 shootout loss to the visiting Avalanche.
Analysis: What the heck happened to this guy? His most notable blunder of the evening came in the third period, when he coughed up two goals in 1:15 to erase a 3-1 lead for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen has been roughed up for 14 goals over the last three games and now owns a .905 save percentage -- the worst of his 11-year career -- and a 2.97 GAA, second-worst to only his ghastly 2008-09 season with the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers. With all this in mind, you'll want to proceed with caution with Lehtonen going forward, especially since the Stars continue to roll on without Tyler Seguin (lower body), their most prolific offensive weapon who, when healthy, is the most likeliest of Stars to bail the Finnish netminder out with his scoring prowess.

2/27/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Set To Start Friday

News: Kari Lehtonen (undisclosed) was first off the ice at morning skate, indicating that he'll start Friday's game against Colorado, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was considered probable for Friday's game, after missing Tuesday's loss to the Jets while dealing with an undisclosed medical issue. Lehtonen is apparently ready to get back on the ice, as he's done for the Stars so many times this season.

2/27/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Probable For Friday

News: Kari Lehtonen, who did not play Tuesday due to an undisclosed medical issue, is probable for Friday's game against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen gave way to Jhonas Enroth in Tuesday's loss to the Jets, but it appears as though he has a solid chance to return to the Stars' net Friday in the absence of any setbacks. He was able to practice Thursday without any complications.

2/26/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Nursing Undisclosed Injury

News: Kari Lehtonen was present for Wednesday's practice, but is still viewed as questionable for Friday's game against the Avalanche with a "medical issue," Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: It was a bit of a surprise when coach Lindy Ruff decided to go with Jhonas Enroth in goal for a second straight game Tuesday against the Jets, but it looks like an injury of some sort to Kari Lehtonen guided that choice. Lehtonen's participation in practice suggests whatever unspecified issue he's dealing with is minor, but the Stars still appear inclined to take a cautious approach. Expect Ruff to clarify his goalie plans for Friday's game shortly after the Stars complete their morning skate that day.

2/24/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Lehtonen Takes Back Seat For Stars

News: For the second straight game, Kari Lehtonen will play backup to Jhonas Enroth when the Stars play the Jets on Tuesday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: It's not entirely clear why the Stars are going back to Enroth after he allowed six third period goals to the Wild on Sunday. There's nothing for Kari Lehtonen owners to panic about yet.

2/22/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Torched For Seven Goals In Loss

News: Kari Lehtonen had an awful outing Saturday, allowing seven goals on 36 shots in a loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: He was sure Kari Lehtonen all the goals. The 31-year-old has now suffered two straight losses, surrendering 10 goals in that span. This recent funk comes after Lehtonen won four straight games, allowing just six goals in that span. That's Lehtonen this season, though, as he's been consistently inconsistent. His rate stats need improvement, but his 25-13-9 record makes him one of the more useful fantasy goalie around.

2/21/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Starting Saturday

News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at Saturday's morning skate, indicating that he'll start against the Red Wings, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen will make a third straight start, but with Dallas playing the second game of a back-to-back Sunday, Jhonas Enroth may soon get another nod.

2/20/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Pull Lehtonen In Thursday's Loss

News: Kari Lehtonen was yanked after allowing three goals on 17 shots Thursday in a loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: He only made it 6:14 into the second period, with two goals in that frame by the little-heralded Andrew Desjardins chasing him. The Finnish goalie entered the night with an impressive four-game winning streak going, but as has happened so often this year, he took a big step backward. Meanwhile, Jhonas Enroth stopped all nine in relief.

2/19/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Set To Stick With Lehtonen

News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at the Stars' morning skate, indicating that he'll start Thursday's game against the Sharks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen, who will look to earn his fifth straight win on Thursday, has allowed just one goal on 65 shots over his last two starts.

2/17/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Lehtonen, Stars Stun Blues

Kari Lehtonen

Lehtonen, Stars Stun Blues

News: Kari Lehtonen allowed just a single goal on 28 shots Tuesday in St. Louis to come away with his fourth consecutive win.
Analysis: All of a sudden, Kari Lehtonen's heated up, as he's earned wins against truly high-quality competition in this stretch, having defeated the Rangers, the Bruins and now the Blues -- all with .932 save marks or better. Maybe this is Lehtonen finally turning the corner, but we've seen signs of false hope from him at other times during this mediocre campaign.

2/17/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Roll With Lehtonen

News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at the Stars' morning skate, indicating that he'll start Tuesday's game against the Blues, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The start would be Kari Lehtonen's 48th of the season, a mark matched only by New Jersey's Cory Schneider, who is also projected to start for his team on Tuesday.

2/14/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars' Lehtonen Blanks Panthers

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Blanks Panthers

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped all 37 shots he faced in Friday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: It was the fourth shutout of the season for Kari Lehtonen, who advances to 24-12-9 on the season. He's now won three straight games and has played in a whopping 47 games this season -- tied for the league lead. While Lehtonen could be more consistent, his recent improved play combined with the fact he starts almost every game makes him a very reliable fantasy option in the cage.

2/13/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen First Off Ice Friday

News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at morning skate, indicating that he'll start Friday's game against the Panthers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The Stars' recent acquisition of Jhonas Enroth could lead to fewer starts for Kari Lehtonen down the stretch, but the long-time Star is set for his 47th start of the season Friday night. With Dallas playing a back-to-back, Enroth will likely handle Saturday's game in Colorado.

2/10/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Lehtonen's 41 Saves Help Stars Stave Off Bruins

News: Kari Lehtonen saved 41 of 44 Tuesday in a 5-3 win over Boston.
Analysis: He's now 4-1-1 over the last six games, though Kari Lehtonen's rate stats remain inconsistent. Still, he's delivered consecutive impressive outings (and wins) against quality opponents in the Rangers and Bruins.

2/10/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen On Track To Start Tuesday

News: Kari Lehtonen is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: That's start No. 46 for Kari Lehtonen, a mark topped only by New Jersey's Cory Schneider. To date, Lehtonen has compiled a 2.94 GAA and a .905 save percentage en route to a 22-12-8 record for the Stars.

2/8/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' lehtonen Makes 34 Saves In Win

News: Kari Lehtonen came up huge Sunday, stopping 34 of 36 shots in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: A remarkable performance for Kari Lehtonen, who advances to 22-12-8 on the season. He's allowed only two goals in three of his last four games, but he's still been up-and-down all season. While he may be a tad inconsistent, Lehtonen has played in a whopping 45 games this season and has faced a league-high 1,326 shots against, so if you need a guy who will be in the crease every night with a decent chance of winning, Lehtonen is your man.

2/8/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Starts Sunday

News: Kari Lehtonen will start in net against the Rangers on Sunday, Mike Heika of Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen will take the second of back-to-back games for the Stars, losing his last decision Thursday against the Lightning after allowing four goals on 28 shots. He will look for a better outing Sunday, facing a tough Rangers offense.

2/5/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Lehtonen, Stars Struck By Lightning

News: Kari Lehtonen was tagged for four goals on 28 shots Thursday in a loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: It's not an unusual stat line against the high-powered Tampa offense, but this is just another rough outing for the Finnish netminder, who's taken the loss in four of his last six starts. It looked like he was picking up some steam with a pair of solid outings heading into Thursday's action, but as has happened so often this year, he's muffled hopes of a rebound with another dud.

2/5/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Set For Thursday Start

News: Kari Lehtonen is lined up to start Thursday's game against the Lightning.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following Thursday's morning skate, which puts him on track so start Thursday night. He'll need to deliver a strong effort against a Tampa Bay team that currently leads the NHL with 3.17 goals per game.

2/3/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Falls In Shootout

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 of 24 through 65 minutes Tuesday against the Avs, but ended up taking the loss after an 11-round shootout.
Analysis: He also blew a two-goal third-period lead, including allowing the game-tying goal to Tyson Barrie with 20 seconds left. Kari Lehtonen continues to turn in largely so-so work, as he's really been unable to pull his numbers out of their season-long slump.

2/3/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Starting Tuesday

News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at morning skate, indicating that he will start Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen has been one of the league's busiest goaltenders when healthy this season, and he'll get the nod Tuesday for a seventh consecutive game. The Stars do have a weekend back-to-back, so Lehtonen may get a night off either Saturday in Buffalo or Sunday in New York.

1/31/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Outstanding In Win

News: Kari Lehtonen was outstanding Saturday, stopping 36 of 38 shots in a win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: That's two straight wins for Kari Lehtonen, as his up-and-down season continues. While his rate stats are lacking, he's been steady of late, boosting his record to 21-11-7 on the year. Considering he's played 42 games this season, Lehtonen is a strong fantasy option if you're looking for wins.

1/31/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Lined Up To Start Saturday

News: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is thus on track to start Saturday's game against the Jets, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen has allowed three goals in both of the outings since the All-Star break, taking a loss in one (against Montreal) and winning the other (against Ottawa). Such performances have been par for the course for Lehtonen, who has ridden a stellar offense to a 20-11-7 record despite his ugly ratios (2.99 GAA, .903 save percentage). He'll match up Saturday against Jets rookie Michael Hutchinson, who has performed as one of the league's top goalies this season.

1/30/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars' Lehtonen Gives Up Three In Win

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Gives Up Three In Win

News: Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 28 shots in Thursday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Another unimpressive start for the Finnish netminder, who's now given up three or more goals in five straight starts and eight of his last nine. There have been short periods in which Kari Lehtonen looked like he was turning things around, but he remains one of the weaker points this year on an otherwise solid Dallas team.

1/29/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Slated For Thursday Start

News: Kari Lehtonen is set to start Thursday's game against the Senators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice after Thursday's morning skate, which puts him on track to start Thursday night. He will look to get back in the win column after taking the loss his last two times out.