Lehtonen was forced to exit the game between the Dallas Stars and the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night after sustaining a lower body injury. He was replaced in net by backup goaltender Dan Ellis at 14:30 in the second period.
Ellis was able to hold the Jets to one lone goal, and the Stars would eventually win the game by the score of 4-1.
This season with the Stars, Lehtonen is 2-1-0 in his three starts with the team. He has a Goals Allowed Average of 1.57 and a Save Percentage of .953.
Those kind of numbers are definitely nothing that a team wants to lose while the season is still very young.
Ellis’ numbers are not quite as high as Lehtonen. In his two appearances, one being the starter, Ellis is 0-1-0 with a Goals Allowed Average of 4.24 and a Save Percentage of .898.
Saturday in St. Paul, Ellis allowed a total of 5 goals against the Minnesota Wild. They would ultimately fall with a score of 5-1.