Stars finally set for delayed opener after COVID positives

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Dallas Stars goalies Jake Oettinger, left, and Anton Khudobin, right, listen to goaltending coach Jeff Reese, center, during NHL hockey practice in Dallas, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars are finally set to play their season opener. It comes more than 10 months after playing their last home game, nearly four months after losing the deciding Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final and a week after the rest of the NHL teams got back on the ice. The Stars’ first four scheduled games were postponed after 17 players tested positive for COVID-19, even though most were asymptomatic. They play Nashville at home Friday night. Dallas was supposed to play its first four games on the road, including an early Stanley Cup rematch against Tampa Bay.

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