Jamie Benn and the Stars have agreed to a five-year contract. Benn was a restricted free agent who set career highs with 26 goals, 37 assists and 63 points for Dallas last season.
The 24-year-old Victoria, British Columbia native signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent last summer. He spent most of last season playing for the Texas Stars.
Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists and the Calgary Flames used a four-goal second period for a 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.
Three rival teams are behind Dallas in the division standings: Los Angeles and Phoenix are tied at 84 points and San Jose trails them with 82.
Pascal Dupuis converted in the fourth round of the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight, 4-3 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
Dallas Stars center Jamie Benn will return to the lineup Wednesday after missing the previous six games with a leg injury.
Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn will miss at least the next two games after suffering what head coach Glen Gulutzan calls “a significant cut on his leg” during Thursday night’s 3-2 overtime win over the Calgary Flames.
Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists in his return from a five-game absence, Michael Ryder also had a goal and two assists, and the Dallas Stars slowed the Anaheim Ducks’ roll with a 6-2 victory Wednesday night in their first game back from the All-Star break.
Named to the NHL All-Star roster, Benn leads the Stars with 29 assists and ranks second with 42 points.
The league on Thursday began announcing players for the Jan. 29 showcase.
Mike Ribeiro scored two goals in the first period and the Dallas Stars beat Nashville 4-1 on Thursday night, ruining the return of Predators captain Shea Weber from a concussion.
Loui Eriksson and Brendan Morrow also scored and Richard Bachman made 25 saves to improve to 3-0 in the NHL and help the Stars run their winning streak to three games.