(January 23, 2007)--Men and women in uniform returning from the Persian Gulf for rest and recovery got a special All-Star welcome Tuesday.
A pair of NHL All-Stars greeted the 120 service members arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and New Jersey Devils defenseman Brian Rafalski shook hands with arriving troops.
Te NHL also provided a packet of passes to Wednesday night's All-Star game in Dallas to hand out to lucky service members who arrived today for two weeks rest and recovery.
The Michigan-born Miller said he wanted to show his appreciation for their service.
The service men and women arrived at D-F-W to begin two weeks of rest and recovery across the country before returning to the Persian Gulf.