Dallas Stars Season Opener Delayed Due to COVID-19 Positives
January 8Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
After a successful stint last year in a bubble environment that didn’t produce a single positive COVID-19 test, the Dallas Stars season will now be delayed after a possible outbreak involving six Stars’ players and two staff members.
The Stars have responded by shutting down their facilities until further notice. Information regarding the players has yet to be made public.
The NHL will need to do some shuffling with the Stars’ schedule as they will not be permitted to start their season any earlier than Jan 19. This season, the NHL decided to introduce a series format whereby teams would face the same opponent to minimize travel. Dallas was expected to begin their campaign on the road in Florida against the Panthers.
Dallas reached the Stanley Cup Finals last year but came up short against Tampa Bay. FanDuel is currently trading the Stars at +490 to win the Central Division and +2200 to win the title.
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