News and notes from around the crease…
His name is Jhonas
Kari Lehtonen will begin life on a short leash tonight against Florida — he’ll start against the Panthers, but will have newly acquired backup Jhonas Enroth on the bench for the first time since GM Jim Nill acquired him from Buffalo on Wednesday.
Lehtonen, who has been criticized this year for his uneven play, is 4-2-1 with a 2.70 GAA and .916 save percentage since the All-Star break — decent numbers, but hardly the type Dallas needs as it looks to get back into a playoff position.
Per Stars head coach Lindy Ruff, Enroth will “likely” play at some point this weekend. Based on that, he’ll probably be in goal tomorrow when Dallas takes on the Avs in Colorado.
For Florida, sounds like Al Montoya is likely for tonight’s affair.
Flyers at Jackets: Ray Emery vs. Curtis McElhinney
Devils at ‘Hawks: Cory Schneider vs. Corey Crawford
Sharks at Coyotes: Antti Niemi vs. Mike Smith
Bruins at Canucks: Ryan Miller for Vancouver, no word yet on a Bruins starter.