Report: Stars won’t return to practice Monday due to COVID-19 outbreak

Crews clean as the ice is resurfaced at American Airlines Arena, home of the Dallas Stars. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

The Dallas Stars won’t be back on the ice for practice Monday as the team continues to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, according to Matthew DeFranks of Dallas Morning News.

Dallas was forced to cancel practice for COVID-19 related reasons on Friday after six players and two staff members tested positive for the virus. The team had the start of their season delayed to at least Jan. 19 as a result.

The Stars were scheduled to open the season with two games on the road against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 14 and 15 and two games at Tampa Bay on Jan. 17 and 19.

The Stars weren’t the only team impacted by COVID-19 this week, with the Vancouver Canucks cancelling practice on Sunday due to a potential exposure of COVID-19. The Pittsburgh Penguins also cancelled practice on Saturday after a potential exposure to COVID-19.

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that multiple players would miss practice due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.


When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.