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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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