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Stu Barnes Retires, Joins Stars' Coaching Staff

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DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Stu Barnes is retiring after
16 years in the NHL.
The Stars said Thursday that the 37-year-old Barnes has agreed
to a two-year contract to join Dave Tippett's coaching staff as an
assistant. The Stars also announced two-year contract extensions
for associate coach Rick Wilson and assistant coach Mark Lamb to
take them through the 2010-11 season.
Barnes had 261 goals and 336 assists for 597 points in his
1,136-game NHL career. He played 329 of those games with the Stars.
He also played in 116 Stanley Cup playoff games in 12 postseasons.
Barnes was drafted by Winnipeg in 1989 and also played with the
Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres before
being traded to the Stars in March 2003.
      
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