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Stars forced to stay in Detroit after plane engine malfunction

Jan 23, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

Dallas Stars Lehtonen Benn

Tuesday was a good news, bad news kind of night for the Dallas Stars.

On the good news front, they beat the Red Wings 2-1 for their second win of the season.

On the bad news front, they were unable to fly out of Detroit because of an engine malfunction on the team plane.

Here’s more, from NHL.com:

According to a press release sent out Wednesday morning by Stars coordinator of communications Greg Ramirez, “The problem occurred shortly after de-icing, as a valve for one of the engines malfunctioned.

“As a precaution, the decision was made not to fly out and the team stayed at a hotel near Detroit.”

Ramirez stressed that everyone was safe and further details about the Stars’ return to Dallas would come later Wednesday via the team’s official Twitter account.

The Stars host the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Temperatures at the time of Dallas’ attempted departure were in the low 20s, according to reports.

At the time of writing, the Stars’ Twitter account had not yet been updated with news of a return time.

Update: According to Stars Inside Edge, the team is expected to leave Detroit at 2 p.m. Central Time.

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