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Stars acquire rights to goalie Antti Niemi

The Stars were in the mix on all sorts of trade talks concerning younger goalies this week, but on Saturday decided to make a huge investment in fixing their problem immediately. Dallas traded their seventh round pick in the 2015 draft to San Jose for the rights to Antti Niemi. The 31-year-old Niemi won a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010 and took San Jose to the Western Conference finals in 2011. Niemi can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but the Stars have been able to talk to Niemi before Saturday, so the guess is they will get him signed. Niemi made $4 million last season, so if he and Kari Lehtonen form a pair, the Stars could have almost $10 million wrapped up in the...

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