Lehtinen back in Stars' lineup after being sidelined with injuries

Updated: February 1, 2008, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars on Friday activated right wing Jere Lehtinen, who missed the past 33 games with an abdominal injury that led to sports hernia surgery.

The Stars played at Edmonton on Friday night.

Lehtinen has been out since Nov. 21. He had 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 21 games before the injury.

Last season, Lehtinen led the Stars with 26 goals and has seven 20-goal seasons with the Stars, third in franchise history behind Mike Modano (15) and Brian Bellows (10).

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