Dallas Stars Trade Krys Barch To Florida Panthers

It's been a very newsy morning in Frisco. Word came down that Mark Fistric has been suspended three games for charging, Alex Goligoski and Trevor Daley are 100% ready for tomorrow (wow, on Goligoski!) and that Brenden Morrow is only "likely" after 16 days off.

As if that wasn't enough information to consume, word also comes that Krys Barch has played his last game for the Dallas Stars.

Krys Barch was traded today along with a sixth round pick in next years draft for left wing Jake Hauswirth and Florida's fifth round pick this summer. Hauswirth is 23 years old and has spent his career in the ECHL and CHL. We're hearing he'll likely go to the Idaho Steelheads, not the Texas Stars, and is a long shot to ever make the NHL.

The guess is that this is more about freeing up roster spots for when Adam Burish comes back soon, and allowing Krys Barch the opportunity to get NHL minutes. For the trouble the Stars get their 6th round pick upgraded to a 5th rounder, basically. (The Stars have done quite well in that 5th round in recent years).

This opens the door for Tomas Vincour to stay with Dallas longer, or else be called up more frequently as injuries require, and it let's Krys Barch, a friend of DBD and a proud, hard worker, to play the game he loves more regularly with the Florida Panthers.

We thank Krys Barch for a wealth of fun fight memories and tweets.

Full press release after the jump...

Frisco, TX - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has traded right wing Krystofer Barch and Dallas' sixth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for left wing Jake Hauswirth and Florida's fifth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Hauswirth, 23, has collected 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 16 games this season for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The 6-5, 218-pound left wing from Houghton, MI, has recorded points in four straight games for the Killer Bees (1 goal, 4 assists). During the 2010-11 campaign, Hauswirth began the season with South Carolina Sting Rays of the ECHL, skating in 37 games and collecting 14 points (10 goals, 4 assists). On Feb. 28, 2011, Hauswirth was traded to Florida from Washington in exchange for defenseman Dennis Wideman and finished the year with the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL). In 12 games with Cincinnati, he collected 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists).

Barch, 31, has skated in 10 games this season with Dallas with 23 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-1, 237-pound right wing from Hamilton, ON has played all of his 263 career NHL games in a Dallas Stars uniform, collecting 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) and 578 PIM. During the 2010-11 season, Barch ranked third on the club in penalty minutes (80 PIM) and skated in 44 games.

The Dallas Stars are currently second in the Pacific Division and will face the San Jose Sharks tomorrow night (Dec. 8) at HP Pavilion at 9:30 p.m. CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: 1310 The Ticket).

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