The Dallas Stars have re-signed AHL forward Matej Stransky to a one-year, two-way deal carrying a value of $575,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the AHL, according to General Fanager.
The 23-year-old winger has spent the last three seasons playing for the Texas Stars of the AHL and has yet to make his NHL debut. The 2011 6th round draft pick (165th overall) had a breakout year in the AHL last season. After scoring a combined 16 goals in the prior two seasons, he posted 23 goals and 39 points in 74 games.
With the Stars depth in the NHL, it will be difficult for Stransky to make an impact at the NHL level, despite climbing the depth chart following an impressive AHL outing.
With this signing, the only restricted free agent who received a qualifying offer from the Stars but still doesn’t have a deal is Valeri Nichushkin. His limited NHL production and huge potential make him a candidate to be the recipient of a bridge deal before the end of the summer.
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