The Stars have agreed to terms with Swiss defenseman Severin Blindenbacher and should sign him today, GM Joe Nieuwendyk said.
Blindenbacher, 27, is a bit of a project with some upside. He's a skilled defenseman who can move the puck and has had success in Switzerland. He made the move up to the Swedish Elite League last year and had 8 goals and 11 assists in 48 games for Farjestad.
He's good friends with Islanders defenseman Mark Streit, Nieuwendyk said, and Streit has been trying to convince him to come over to the NHL.
Blindenbacher (5-11, 194) will be signed to a one-year, two-way contract and will be in the mix to make the Stars. If he doesn't, he will probably fill a role similar to that of Andrew Hutchinson in Cedar Park.