Marc Crawford said there was really no reasoning other than this was how they scheduled it.
Kari Lehtonen will play against Detroit tomorrow.
Pekka Rinne in goal for the Predators.
Aaron Gagnon will be in for the Stars. Brandon Segal is expected to sit.
The Stars thought about flying in Tom Wandell and Nicklas Grossman this morning, but they decided to let them stay home and rest their illness. Either or both could be in against the Red Wings on Wednesday.
Loui Eriksson also was battling illness, but is feeling much better, Crawford said.