After being recently released from his PTO at the Calgary Flames training camp Finnish forward Lauri Korpikoski has signed a one-year deal worth $1 million with the Dallas Stars.
The Stars organization has been hit hard with injuries to several forwards including Tyler Seguin and Mattias Janmark. Korpikoski is a veteran role player that while he may be lacking on offensive power has NHL experience under his belt that he brings with him.
The reaction to the rumor over the role playing defensive forward has been mixed.
While the aging forward brings a willingness to learn the system and prove himself after spending last season with the Edmonton Oilers.
The new contract is a good buffer contract from both sides. For the Stars, they get a forward that can help out defensively while others on still listed on injured reserve (IR); and at the same time it give Korpikoski the chance to redefine himself in order to seek another contract after last seasons performance.