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Stars acquire D Darryl Sydor from Pittsburgh for D Philippe Boucher

FRISCO, Tex. - Darryl Sydor is going back for a third stint with the Dallas Stars.

The Stars acquired the defenceman on Sunday from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenceman Philippe Boucher.

"Darryl is a proven veteran defenceman who brings a great deal of character and leadership abilities to our group," said Stars co-general manager Les Jackson in a release. "He is obviously a player we are very familiar with and we are excited to welcome him back to the Stars."

Sydor, 36, has a goal and an assist in eight games for Pittsburgh this season.

He collected one goal and 12 assists in 74 games with Pittsburgh last season.

The two-time Stanley Cup winner has 96 goals and 390 assists in 1,179 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Dallas.

The 6-1, 211-pounder played for Dallas from 1995-2003 and again in the 2006-07 season.

Boucher has three assists in 15 games with Dallas this season.

The 35-year-old has amassed 91 goals and 203 assists in 723 career NHL games with Buffalo, Los Angeles and Dallas.

Boucher's best season came with the Stars in 2006-07, when he collected 19 goals and 32 assists.

"We thank Philippe Boucher for everything he's done for the Dallas Stars organization the last few years, and we wish him the best with the Penguins," Jackson said.

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