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Dallas Stars await ‘quick rebuild,’ close with historically rock bottom Colorado

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Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) shoves Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell (23) to the boards during the third period as the Predators hammered the Stars in more ways than one 7-3 on Thursday.
Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) shoves Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell (23) to the boards during the third period as the Predators hammered the Stars in more ways than one 7-3 on Thursday. AP

Avalanche at Stars

7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

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

Records: Avalanche 22-53-3, 47 points; Stars 33-37-11, 77 pts.

About the Avalanche: Colorado’ point total is the NHL’s worst since Atlanta had 39 points in 1999-2000. Hello.

About the Stars: It’s the season ender and Fan Appreciation Night. Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a postgame interview on KTCK The Ticket after Thursday night’s 7-3 loss to Nashville that “it’s going to be a quick turnaround” and not a major rebuild for the Stars in 2017-18. The Stars also recalled forwards Mark McNeill, 24, (9 goals in 76 games, obtained in Johnny Oduya trade) and 2015 first-rounder Denis Gurianov, 20 (10 goals in 54 games) from the AHL.

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