Forward Curtis McKenzie signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Dallas Stars on Friday.
McKenzie, 26, was in the second season of a two-year, $1.35 million contract with an average annual value of $675,000 and could have become a restricted free agent July 1.
"Curtis has developed into a strong and tenacious player who has continued to define his role as a valuable member of the team," general manager Jim Nill told the Stars website. "A true homegrown player, he has worked hard at all levels within the Stars organization and has earned his way onto the NHL roster."
McKenzie has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 43 games this season. Selected by the Stars in the sixth round (No. 159) of the 2009 NHL Draft, he has 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 82 NHL games.
The Stars also signed goaltender Landon Bow to a two-year entry-level contract. Financial terms were not released.
Bow, 21, is 7-7-0 with a 3.17 goals-against average and .894 save percentage in 16 games with Texas of the American Hockey League. He's also played 21 games with Idaho in the ECHL, and is second in that league with a 2.15 GAA and .933 save percentage.