Stars keep Barch out of free agency

The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a two-year contract for enforcer Krys Barch worth $1.675 million, assistant general manager Frank Provenzano said Monday.

Barch will make $825,000 this upcoming season and $850,000 in 2011-12. Barch made $575,000 with the Stars last season.

Barch, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent Thursday, had six assists and 130 penalty minutes in 63 games in 2009-10.

The Stars are still working on re-signing restricted free agents Nicklas Grossman, James Neal and Matt Niskanen.

Richard Durrett covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.