We know that backup goalie Alex Auld will be in net for Monday's home game against the Minnesota Wild. Coach Marc Crawford made that clear after Auld made 26 saves and then stoned six consecutive Detroit shootout rushes to earn the Stars a much-needed 3-2 win.
But, who else will be healthy enough to skate? The Stars, in 10th place with 51 points and six points behind eighth-place Los Angeles while even up in games, have little room for error.
Captain Brenden Morrow and forward Jere Lehtinen left Saturday's game with upper-body injuries. After the game, Morrow seemed in good spirits and said his particular injury, which appeared to come on a blocked shot, wasn't that bad. The two wingers skated on a line together Saturday with Jamie Benn getting another look at center.
Morrow and Lehtinen are listed as day-to-day, but Saturday, Crawford said, "If they're going to be able to play, they're going to have to improve, and on the other side of it, I don't want to put a target on their back."
The Stars talked of using Saturday's come-from-behind victory against the Red Wings as motivation moving forward. At 13-5-5, Dallas owns one of the best home ice records in the Western Conference and believes it can make up ground with home dates.
They'll need to take advantage Monday against the Wild because after that it's three more on the road.
"We've been good at home," forward Brad Richards said. "It's not like we came in here not having any confidence at home. We've won a lot of games at home. Obviously, it puts more emphasis when you don't win on the road."