The Dallas Stars' stay in Detroit lasted a bit longer than expected after a mechanical problem with the team's plane.
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 the Stars later added via their official Twitter account that they will be flying home Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT. They won't practice Wednesday as originally planned. The Stars play host to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
The Stars got a pair of Michael Ryder goals Tuesday night to pick up a 2-1 win over the Red Wings and improve to 2-1-0 on the season.