The Stars' injury problems just keep getting worse.
Stars LW Jere Lehtinen will be sidelined six to eight weeks after breaking his right ankle during Saturday night's 3-2 loss to the Predators. D Richard Matvichuk will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be out at least 10 days.
Lehtinen, who won the Selke Trophy the past two seasons as the NHL's top defensive forward, has one goal and two assists in seven games this season. He's been playing with Mike Modano, who only recently returned from injury, and Brett Hull on the Stars' top line.
Lehtinen, 26, had 20 goals and 32 assists for a career-high 52 points in 74 games last season. He added 10 goals and 3 assists in 23 playoff games, helping Dallas to its first Stanley Cup title. The Stars already were without Fs Grant Marshall and Brian Skrudland, as well as D Shawn Chambers.
ANOTHER WIN: After Red Wings Coach Scotty Bowman won his 1,100th regular season game Saturday night against the Flyers, he practically shrugged it off. "I don't think the 1,100 means a lot," the 66-year-old coach said, "other than that I've coached a long time."
About all the gloating he would do was contained in one statement: "You're not going to coach a long time unless you win some games."
Still, others recognized that his 1,100th victory was a big deal. "To put that in perspective," Red Wings F Kris Draper said, "there are guys in this dressing room that will never see 1,100 games."