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Stars' goalie Lehtonen suffers groin injury

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars lays on the ice after a leg injury during the first period of the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on November 26, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. Lehtonen will miss two games after being diagnosed with a groin injury on Sunday. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, who is the league leaders in wins, will miss at least two games after being put on injured reserve by the Stars on Sunday.

Dallas also called up goalie Richard Bachman and left winger Francis Wathier from their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars.

Lehtonen followed captain Brenden Morrow on the injured reserve list, after Morrow was placed there Saturday, as well as Alex Goligoski and Adam Burish.

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Lehtonen, who has 13 wins and shares the league lead, injured his groin Saturday night, in the first period against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Dallas also endured injuries to defenceman Trevor Daley and Vernon Fiddler on Saturday. Daley, who hurt his back, was not expected to play Monday and Fiddler (groin) was day-to-day, according to coach Glen Gulutzan.

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