FRISCO -- Stars center Mike Ribeiro will miss his third straight game with a knee injury when the Dallas Stars play the Colorado Avalanche Saturday afternoon at American Airlines Center.
"Ribs is still sore. He's got a significant injury there. He hasn't started riding the bike yet. He'll be at least a few more days," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "You can expect him quicker than somebody else because that's the way Ribby is, but he has a significant injury and he is going to be out a few more days."
Ribeiro was injured last Saturday in a knee-on-knee collision with Edmonton's Theo Peckham.
Goalie Kari Lehtonen is doing fine after suffering a bruise on his tailbone late in last night's game against the Kings. Gulutzan said there is no final decision on a starting goaltender for Saturday, but most likely it will be Lehtonen.
"We'll make that decision this afternoon. If he's fine and healthy he'll most likely get the start for tomorrow," Gulutzan said.
Defenseman Philip Larsen (concussion) and right wing Tomas Vincour (knee) are both skating and could be about a week away, according to Gulutzan.
The Stars got back from LA early this morning and have an afternoon game against the Avalanche tomorrow, so it was an optional skate in Frisco today.
"It's going to be interesting to see tomorrow," said Gulutzan. 'We're doing our best to manage it through today. If some guys want to go on the ice and shoot some pucks they can and other guys come in here and stretch."
Just a handful a players were out on the ice and some were out at different times. Vernon Fiddler shot pucks at Richard Bachman. Adam Pardy, Toby Petersen and Eric Nystrom came out of the ice later. Jamie Benn skated on his own.