Head Coach and GM Chad Johnson has rejoined the Stars' coaching staff and is expected to be behind the bench for this weekend's games against the Tri-City Storm and the Chicago Steel. In late September, Johnson had requested a personal leave of absence at the advice of his physicians to allow him to deal with a medical condition. He briefly met with the players on Thursday afternoon after their practice, and will join them on the ice tomorrow during their pregame skate.
"I'm obviously excited to be back with the coaches and players, and appreciate the patience and support that the Stars fans have shown over the past few weeks," said Johnson. "I feel great, and I'm happy to be back in Lincoln and ready to get back to work."