Robidas hasn't played since Nov. 29 because of a broken leg. He has four goals and an assist this season in 24 games played. He is in the final year of a four-year contract with an average annual value of $3.3 million.
"Stephane is the consummate professional,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. "He has set a great example for our young core, not only when he was playing, but in his recovery as well. We want to wish Stephane and his family the best and thank him for all that he's done in his time here."
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82