World Championship update

Defenseman Philip Larsen was the only Dallas Star playing at the World Championship on Monday. He had no points, two shots and a plus-one rating in 24:40 of ice time as Denmark won its first game of the tournament, defeating Latvia by a 2-0 score.

Finland, which is without injured Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, defeated Kazakhstan 4-1 on Monday. Lehtonen is out “until further notice” with a lower body injury. The Finns also were without defenseman Anssi Salmela, who was suspended for three games for his hit on Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski in Sunday’s game against the United States.

Tuesday is the final day of the preliminary round.

Monday’s games

France 2, Belarus 1

Denmark 2, Latvia 0

Finland 4, Kazakhstan 1

Russia 4, Italy 0

Tuesday’s games

Canada vs. Belarus, 4:15 a.m.

Norway vs. Denmark, 5:15 a.m.

Slovakia vs. France, 8:15 a.m.

Czech Republic vs. Germany, 9:15 a.m.

USA vs. Switzerland, 12:15 p.m.

Sweden vs. Latvia, 1:15 p.m.

Dallas Stars at the 2012 World Championship

Statistics for Dallas Stars playing at the 2012 World Championship.