Dallas Stars season opener postponed after 6 players, 2 staff test positive for COVID-19

The Dallas Stars pose for a team photo with Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner and chief legal officer of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after winning the Western Conference Championship over the Vegas Golden Knigh

The Dallas Stars have had to close their training facilities, and the team cannot play its first game until at least Jan. 19 after six of its players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Those who tested positive for the virus are self-isolating and following CDC and NHL protocols.

The team was set to open their season on Thursday, Jan. 14, but will now not start their season until at least Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Their training facilities will remain closed for "several days," while the team and league do further testing and contact tracing.

The NHL is now working to revise the Stars’ schedule, and the team’s new season opener has not yet been announced.