Stars keep Barch out of free agency

Updated: June 29, 2010, 12:40 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a two-year contract for enforcer Krys Barch worth $1.675 million, assistant general manager Frank Provenzano said Monday.

Barch will make $825,000 this upcoming season and $850,000 in 2011-12. Barch made $575,000 with the Stars last season.

Barch, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent Thursday, had six assists and 130 penalty minutes in 63 games in 2009-10.

The Stars are still working on re-signing restricted free agents Nicklas Grossman, James Neal and Matt Niskanen.

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Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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