The Dallas Stars won't be returning to the ice on Thursday as hoped.
On Wednesday, Dallas confirmed that Thursday's showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning won't take place as planned due to the inclement winter weather that continues to impact much of the country and has caused multiple postponements throughout the sports world this week.
"As a result of ongoing power issues caused by severe weather in the Dallas area, and after consultation with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's office, Thursday night's game between the Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning at American Airlines Center is also being postponed," the Stars explained in a brief prepared statement.
The Stars found themselves in hot water on Monday when they didn't officially postpone a game versus the Nashville Predators until an hour before puck drop despite the extreme winter conditions. A Tuesday matchup between Dallas and Nashville was also scrapped.
The good news for Dallas and Tampa Bay fans is that the two teams remain scheduled to play at American Airlines Center on Saturday night. Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), it's expected that temperatures in and around Dallas will be above freezing by the start of that game.