Stars update: Ott in, Richards out

Head coach Marc Crawford said that Mike Richards (groin) will miss tonight’s game and Steve Ott will be back, following the Stars’ morning skate Wednesday in Anaheim.

“That’s good for us,” Crawford said of Ott’s return from an oblique muscle injury. “He’s an energy guy for us, a little bit of a pain to play against, but also an effective player. Last year he started to show his offensive abilities, his ability to play in different situations and not just be an energy-type guy. …We’ll use him well.”

Crawford said that Richards will be re-evaluated for his availability Thursday against the Kings. “We didn’t think he could play back-to-back,” Crawford said.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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