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Engine issue in freezing weather delays Dallas Stars flight home after win over Detroit


Dallas Stars right wing Michael Ryder (73) is congratulated by teammates after his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (The Associated Press)

The Dallas Stars beat the Red Wings 2-1 and then had to spend the night in Detroit due to an engine problem on the plane they were going to use.

Stars spokesman Greg Ramirez says the team hoped to fly back to Dallas sometime Wednesday. Ramirez says the team is safe and "everyone is fine."

The flight following Tuesday night's win was delayed at a time when temperatures were in the low 20s. Ramirez says there was a mechanical issue following de-icing of the Stars jet when a valve for one of the engines malfunctioned.

Ramirez says the team, as a precaution, stayed overnight at a hotel. The Stars host Chicago on Thursday night.