Brenden Dillon out today, could play Friday

Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon will not play in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center, but could play in Game 5 in Anaheim on Friday.

Dillon, who suffered a lower body on April 11 against St. Louis and hasn't played since, went through morning skate on Wednesday a day after participating in his first full practice.

"Brenden is getting closer," Stars coach Lindy Ruff told reporters Wednesday morning. "He had a good day yesterday, he had a good day today. I would anticipate that if we get him a good practice tomorrow and get him a good workout today that there is a good chance he could play on Friday."

Kevin Connauton has taken Dillon's place, but Dillon's absence has meant more time on the ice for the top defensive pair of Trevor Daley and Alex Goligoski.