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Benn considers growing playoff beard before games begin

Stars were one of four teams to advance directly to Western Conference First Round

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Dallas Stars are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Jamie Benn's got a conundrum.

The Stars captain asked whether he should begin growing his playoff beard after Dallas learned it was back in the postseason for the second straight season.

Tweet from @jamiebenn14: Do I start growing a playoff beard now or how does this work?

The NHL has been on pause due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic since March 12. But the League unveiled its Return To Play Plan on Tuesday with a 24-team tournament and 12 teams playing in each of two yet-to-be-determined hub cities. 

Benn's question is a fair one, since there is no official timetable for the playoffs to begin despite the fact the matchups are set. Dallas was one of four teams to advance directly to the Western Conference First Round.

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