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Dallas Stars' delayed season-opener scheduled for Jan. 22

Field Level Media
16 Jan 2021, 10:40 GMT+10

Seventeen positive COVID-19 tests among the Dallas Stars when they reported to training camp earlier this month forced the postponement of their first four games of the regular season.

Now the Stars finally know when they're going to play again.

The NHL announced on Friday that the Stars will open their season Jan. 22 at home against the Nashville Predators. The league also announced new dates for the four Stars games scheduled for this week that had to be postponed.

Dallas' Jan. 14 game at the Florida Panthers will now be on Feb. 22, while its Jan. 15 game at Florida is now scheduled for May 3. Dallas' games at Tampa Bay scheduled for Jan. 17 and 19 will be played May 4 and 10.

In addition, Dallas' Feb. 23 game at Florida has been rescheduled for Feb. 24.

The NHL season opened Wednesday with the Stars on the sidelines.

The Stars' positive cases caused them to close their facilities for several days. They have since returned to practice. The league didn't reveal the identities of those who tested positive, but did reveal that most of Dallas' players were asymptomatic and were "recovering without complication."

--Field Level Media

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