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Bachman to start, Burish to return vs. Flyers

FRISCO -- Richard Bachman will be in the net for sixth straight game Wednesday night when the Dallas Stars take on the Philadelphia Flyers at American Airlines Center.

"He's played well and we're going to give him an opportunity," said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. "We're winning hockey games and at the end of the day that's what we're about here. We're trying to get wins and he's providing us with those."

Bachman is 4-1-0 with a 2.25 goals against average and a .924 save percentage in six appearances for the Stars since being called up from the Texas Stars of the AHL.

Adam Burish, who has missed 15 games with a broken hand, will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game.

"He'll be a player for us tomorrow," said Gulutzan. "He's ready to go. His hand is ready, he can shoot and conditioning-wise he is where he needs to be. He'll be in our lineup tomorrow."

Burish has skated with the Stars three times this week, including two full practices, and did some extra work with assistant coach Paul Jerrard at the end of today's practice.

"I am ready to go," Burish said. "Felt good today. I saw the doctor last night, so everything checked out. ... I'm excited. It feels like the first game of the season."

Steve Ott did not practice today. It was a maintenance day for Ott, who was sore after colliding with the referee and endboards in Monday night's win over Anaheim Ducks.

"He's a little sore, but he's a game player for tomorrow," Gulutzan said.

Defenseman Sheldon Souray also didn't practice. It was a maintenance day for him as well.

"He's been a great pro and he's been on the ice every day, every day," Gulutzan said. "I talked to him about that if he needs certain days then he needs to take them, so today he took a good maintenance day. He'll be fresh for tomorrow."

Philip Larsen, who missed Monday's game with a charley horse, could skate Wednesday.