On Tuesday February 9th Kari Lehtonen was traded from the Atlanta Thrashers to the Dallas Stars for Ivan Vishnevskiy and a fourth round draft pick in the 2010 draft.
Lehtonen was called up by Atlanta on Tuesday after completing a conditioning assignment with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. He hasn't played this season in the NHL due to back surgery on September 16th.
When he played for the Chicago Wolves he played 4 games and posted a 2.67GAA and a 0.899 SV%.
The Stars now have three quality goalies to choose from. They have Marty Turco, Alex Auld, and now Kari Lehtonen.
"Obviously I think they feel pretty good about Kari Lehtonen. He's come back and I've heard that he's played well at the American League level, so we'll see what happens from there on our side" said Dallas Stars head coach Marc Crawford.