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."
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday