Stars general manager Jim Nill announced Tuesday that the Dallas Stars have made the team’s decision not to sign Brett Kulac to a contract extension.
Nill said that the Stars “disappointed” Kulak and the team is working with him to come to a resolution.
The 25-year-old left winger has scored one goal and one assist in 18 games with the Stars this season.
Nilly said that he didn’t know Kulak would be the first player to leave the team, so the Stars will work with Kulac “to try to find a way to get him to return.”
Nill also said that defenseman Jordie Benn and center Jason Spezza are “two players that we will be looking to get back into the lineup.”
Benn, 32, was acquired in the trade that sent Mattias Janmark to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Mattias Laberge and a third-round pick.
Spezza, 29, is currently with the Chicago Blackhawks and was acquired as part of the trade for Martin Hanzal.
The Stars have a seven-game winning streak and seven-point lead over the Buffalo Sabres for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.