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January 3, 2014

GameDay: Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars

The Stars are coming off a 6-4 loss to Montreal and battling a flu bug and other illnesses.

Red Wings at Stars

7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center

TV: FSSW  Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM

Records: Stars 20-13-7, 47 points; Red Wings 18-14-10, 46 pts.

About the Stars: Dallas comes off a 6-4 home loss Thursday to Montreal, ending a seven-game point streak (5-0-2). ... Winter illnesses are rocking the Stars. Centers Tyler Seguin (club highs of 21 goals and 41 points) and Rich Peverley missed practices Friday. F Ray Whitney didn’t play Thursday. ... F Colton Sceviour was sent back to the AHL Texas Stars, but could be recalled for depth. ... D Sergei Gonchar may be able to return after missing five games with concussion-like symptoms, according to the Stars’ website.

About the Red Wings: Detroit, a longtime Dallas rival that moved to the Eastern Conference in the 2013-14 realignment, lost to the Stars 4-3 in overtime on Nov. 7 in the first game of the two-game series. ... The Wings lost 3-2 Wednesday to Toronto in the NHL Winter Classic. ... Danny DeKeyser will likely miss the Dallas game and Daniel Alfredsson could be out for the Wings, who have three regulars on injured reserve.

— From online reports

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