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April 9 is the date that the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets will resume play in a March 10 game that was suspended by a medical emergency involving Stars player Rich Peverley.

Columbus was leading 1-0 when that contest at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was halted at 6:23 in the first period.

The NHL announced Sunday that the March 10 game will be played in Dallas at 7:30 p.m. and will begin with the Blue Jackets retaining their 1-0 lead. The teams, however, will play for a full 60 minutes.

The league said it mirrored its decision on what happened following another medical emergency at a game in 2005 between the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville Predators.

April 9 was originally the first of a two-day stretch with no games on the schedule for the Stars. They will be at home on April 8 to play the Predators and again on April 11 for the final regular season home game against the St. Louis Blues.

The Stars' regular season ends on Sunday, April 13 with a game in Phoenix against the Coyotes.

Dallas is hoping to remain among the top 8 teams in the Western Conference to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in five long seasons.

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