Turco left bench after being pulled
Turco then went to the dressing room and didn't return. He did not leave the arena.
Kari Lehtonen, acquired just before the Olympic break, came in for his first NHL action this season. Crawford said Lehtonen will make his first start for the Stars Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Turco admitted frustration was the reason he left and that the situation has been handled.
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He said he normally takes a breather and goes back to the bench. He didn't go back Thursday.
"It is unusual," Crawford said. "We addressed it this morning. Nobody likes to get pulled, especially given all the other things. I don't think he was trying to do anything. I think semantics and how you view things and how everybody views things, whether it's our young players or our team in general, we all have to stick together. I don't believe for a minute he was trying to draw attention from the team. I just think he was probably upset with his own performance and trying to focus himself."
Turco said he has a different feeling now than he did in his solid six-game performance before the two-week Olympic break. Turco has allowed nine goals on 33 shots in his last two games as the Stars have been outscored 11-2.
"It was all different before," Turco said. "I'd get a big save and we'd go down and score, but I need to continue to make big saves and build up the confidence. When you don't get them, we're not at a good enough place as a team to get over it. We need to get the saves and be stronger mentally."
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