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Dallas Stars add journeyman forward Adam Cracknell in free agency

The Dallas Stars have re-signed right wing Patrick Eaves, left, but center Vernon Fiddler, right, has left for New Jersey in the free agency period that opened Friday. Defenseman Jordie Benn was re-signed to a three-year deal on June 24, before free agency began.
The Dallas Stars have re-signed right wing Patrick Eaves, left, but center Vernon Fiddler, right, has left for New Jersey in the free agency period that opened Friday. Defenseman Jordie Benn was re-signed to a three-year deal on June 24, before free agency began. AP

The Stars have signed free agent Adam Cracknell to a one-year contract, making Dallas the journeyman forward’s fifth team in four seasons.

The 30-year-old Cracknell split last season between Vancouver and Edmonton, appearing in 48 games combined. All of his career-high 10 points (five goals, five assists) came with the Canucks.

Cracknell, who plays right wing, has 134 career games in six seasons, the first four with St. Louis. He’s also played for Columbus. He has 27 career points (11 goals, 16 assists).

A ninth-round pick by Calgary in 2004, Cracknell also has 415 career games with four franchises in the American Hockey League. The Stars lost veteran forward Vernon Fiddler to New Jersey in free agency. Fiddler played in all 82 games last season.

Free-agent activity for the Stars

Right wing Patrick Eaves, re-signed

Defenseman Dan Hamhuis, two years at $.375 million a season

Right wing Adam Cracknell, one-year contract (two-way contract, higher salary in NHL than if assigned to minors)

Forward Valeri Nichushkin, Stars make qualifying offer

Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, Stars make qualifying offer

Stars who have left in free agency

Forward Vernon Fiddler, New Jersey

Forward Colton Sceviour, Florida

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