The 32-year-old has 63 points last season, the eighth straight year the Montrealer has recorded 50 or more points.
Ribeiro is going into the final year of a five-year contract and will be paid $5 million next season.
Ribeiro spent six season with the Stars and tallied a career-high 83 points (27 goals, 56 assists) during the 2007-08 season. He added 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 18 playoff games that year.
Eakin is coming off a rookie campaign in Washington where he collecting four goals and four assists in 30 games.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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