Stars call up goalie with Lehtonen in limboMinnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula (56) collides with Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), who loses his helmet during the third period an NHL hockey game in Dallas Saturday, March 8, 2014. The Stars won 4-3. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
Lehtonen lost his helmet as he fell back into the goal after the hard hit.
''Obviously not good,'' Star coach Lindy Ruff said after Dallas' 4-3 win. ''Likelihood, it's a concussion.''
In Lehtonen's place, Tim Thomas made his Stars debut and stopped all six shots he faced. They acquired him from the Florida Panthers in a trade at Wednesday's deadline. Minnesota was leading 3-2 at the time.
Haula received 15 minutes in penalties, a major for charging plus a game misconduct.