Sergei Zubov skated, in full pads, with most of his teammates today. Dave Tippett said that it's a big positive that he took the full practice. Yes, it sounds like Zubov is a go at some point in the second round. When that is, exactly, we're not sure yet. But the potential of his return has to make Stars fans giddy.
Philippe Boucher, however, isn't anywhere near skating. The hip is apparently giving him a lot of issues. So it doesn't sound like he's even on the radar right now.
Meanwhile, the Stars are just waiting for tonight's Calgary-San Jose game to figure out who plays who, and where. There's a big difference here, depending on the outcome. If San Jose wins, the Stars are getting ready to get out of town in a hurry, with a probable Thursday game on the docket. If Calgary wins, the Stars can sit back and enjoy the first two games at home.
I got a strong feeling about Calgary tonight... that, or just the overwhelming feeling of 'I don't want more West Coast deadlines.'