Veterans ready to return for Stars

Updated: November 4, 2009, 1:20 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Coach Marc Crawford said Mike Modano (cracked ribs) and Jere Lehtinen (intercostal muscle) will be in the Dallas Stars' lineup for their game Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames.

The plan remains for Lehtinen to play with Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro and for Modano to center a line with Steve Ott and Jamie Benn.

Also, it appears that Modano will be on the half-wall and playing with Loui Eriksson and Neal with Brad Richards and Matt Niskanen at the point. Look for Modano to take a chunk of faceoffs, too.

The likely scratches are Toby Petersen, Krys Barch and Jeff Woywitka.

Richard Durrett covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com. E-mail richard.durrett@espn3.com.

Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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