Richards won't be back with Stars

Stars forward Brad Richards skates with the puck as Canucks defenceman Andrew Alberts gives chase...

Stars forward Brad Richards skates with the puck as Canucks defenceman Andrew Alberts gives chase in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 31, 2010. (MIKE STONE/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 7:16 PM ET

Brad Richards will be playing anywhere but Dallas next season, according to a report on TSN.ca.

Since the Dallas Stars' ownership situation will not be resolved before July 1, the potential unrestricted free agent will not get a contract offer from the team. That would open the door for Richards to leave Dallas.

The Stars could trade the rights to Richards before free agency opens but the 31-year-old forward would need to waive his no-trade clause.

Richards had 28 goals and 49 assists in 72 games this season, his fourth with the Stars.


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