Update on the Stars’ Free Agents

With less than a day left before the NHL free agency begins, the Stars have made decisions on just about all of their restricted and unrestricted free agents. Here’s a quick update on the status of those guys.

  • Brad Richards UFA – He’s already stated that he won’t be back with the Stars. The rest of the league will be bidding for his talents when Friday finally rolls around. He’s looking for a long term deal worth at least $7 million per year.  
  • Jamie Langenbrunner UFA – Langenbrunner, who returned to Dallas this year in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, will be hitting the free agency market. There is still a possibility that he could return to the Stars, but Langenbrunner wants to test the market first. During his four months here, Langenbrunner played in 39 games and had 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) while playing most of his time on the third and fourth lines.
  • Brad Lukowich – Re-signed with the Stars on a one-year, two-way deal. He’ll probably spend most of next season playing with the Texas Stars and helping to mentor the young defensemen there. 
  • Travis Morin – Morin saw most of his time with the Texas Stars last year, but could have a bigger role next season after Dallas re-signed him to a two-year, two-way contract. 
  • Colton Sceviour – Signed a one-year, two-way contract to stay with Dallas. Sceviour is a prime candidate to jump up to the big show after spending most of last year with the Texas Stars. He’ll be looking for a spot along the third or fourth lines.
  • Brandon Segal UFA – Segal did not receive an offer from the Stars so he will be hitting the free agent market. He split his time last year with the Texas Stars and the Dallas Stars but when he was with the big club, he played 46 games and had 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists). His spot will most likely be taken by a young player coming up from the minor league affiliates.
  • Karlis Skrastins UFA – Skrastins had a solid year in 2010-2011, but it looks to be his last for the Stars. Dallas has not sent an offer over to him and it looks likely that he will be moving onto the KHL next season. He was one of the best shot blockers on the team and always willing to give up his body.
  • Brian Sutherby UFA – As Dallas continues to rebuild the third and fourth lines, it looks like Sutherby will not be returning to the team. He has not received an offer and will be hitting free agency. He played in 51 games last year and had 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists).
  • Jeff Woywitka UFA – Woywitka will also be a free agent when Friday arrives. He had a tough year in Dallas this past season playing as a second-line defensemen and there were many calls from fans to bench him in favor of Mark Fistric. He would function better as a third option, where his production would look more friendly. In 63 games last year, he had 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists).
  • Jason Williams UFA – Williams will also be hitting the free agent market. Dallas signed him during the latter part of the season and he played in 27 games, where he had 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists). Like Segal and Sutherby, his spot will be handed over to a young talent from the minors.