The Stars have signed Alex Hemsky to a three-year deal worth $12 million.
Hemsky had four goals and 13 assists (17 points) in 20 games with Ottawa after being traded from Edmonton. He will join his linemate Jason Spezza in Dallas, a team who now has an extremely dangerous top-6.
After being acquired from the Oilers this morning, Hemsky will hurry to Calgary and play tonight after playing against his new team last night. Hemsky is expected to skate on the Senators top-line with Jason Spezza and fellow Czech native Milan Michalek.
The Senators have acquired Ales Hemsky for a third-round pick in 2015 and a fifth-round pick in 2014.
Hemsky has been rumoured to be traded for years, but today is finally the day. Hemsky who played very well for the Czech in the Olympics, scored two goals against the Senators last night and is now a part of the Senators team for the remainder of the season. He has a total of nine goals and 17 assists (26 points) in 55 games this season. Another aspect to this deal is the Oilers retaining 50% of Hemsky's contract.
Hemsky (ankle) returns to the OIlers lineup this afternoon.
Hemsky missed the last seven games with an ankle injury, but will play in Boston today. Before getting hurt he has one goal and three assists in his last five games and has a total of 24 points (7G / 17A) in 48 games.
Hemsky took a puck in the ankle on Tuesday and that will keep him out of action tonight. Jesse Joensuu will enter the lineup in Hemsky's place. There is no word on how severe the ankle injury is, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Hemsky returns to the lineup tonight. Ben Eager is out.
Hemsky missed the Oilers last game with a sore foot after getting hit by a slap shot vs. the Red Wings. The Oilers have lost five straight so they will gladly welcome Hemsky back to the lineup. He has eight goals and five assists in 23 games this season.