Stars' Skrastins likely out vs. Edmonton

Updated: December 5, 2009, 2:12 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

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Dallas Stars defenseman Karlis Skrastins likely will not play in Saturday's afternoon game with Edmonton because of a laceration in his right index finger.

A skate cut Skrastins' finger in Thursday's 3-1 win over Anaheim. He could return in time for Tuesday's game in Anaheim.

"He's a very good defender," coach Marc Crawford said. "It's just stitches and the swelling will go down. He'd have to make a miraculous recovery to play. There's no severe damage. It's just unfortunately mean he's going to miss a game."

Jeff Woywitka will likely replace Skrastins in the lineup. Skrastins leads the team with 63 blocked shots.

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