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Thu. 1/14 Fri. 1/15 Sun. 1/17 Tue. 1/19 Fri. 1/22
@ Fla 
@ Fla 
@ TB 
@ TB 
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Virus concerns hit Dallas, Columbus as NHL season looms

The NHL said Friday that six Dallas Stars players and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in a development that will push back the opener for the defending Western Conference champions by nearly a week.

The Columbus Blue Jackets also held a number of players off the ice "out of abundance of caution" in another reminder that the pandemic will likely play havoc with the season opening next Wednesday.

Dallas had been set to open the season Jan. 14 at Florida. The NHL said it was "reviewing and revising" the Stars' schedule and the opener was not likely to be any earlier than Jan. 19, currently a rematch in Tampa Bay against the Stanley Cup champion Lightning.

Offense (Rank)
  W L OTL Pts
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 4
Carolina 1 0 0 2
Nashville 1 0 0 2
Dallas 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0
Columbus 0 1 0 0
Detroit 0 1 0 0
Chicago 0 2 0 0
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Date Player Status
1/13 J. Kiviranta COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/13 M. Pysyk COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/13 T. Fedun COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/13 J. Oleksiak COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/13 R. Faksa COVID-19 protocol (IR)
Date Player Transactions
1/13 T. Felhaber Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 L. Bow Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 J. Cecconi Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 R. Tufte Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 C. Point Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 R. Shea Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 D. Barteaux Sent to minors Texas-AHL
1/11 T. Kero Waived
11/12 T. Dellandrea Assigned to European Team JYP-Finland
11/9 R. Hintz Re-Signed Three-year contract
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