Stars lock up another young defenseman in Bystrom

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Much of the focus is on teams gearing up for the expansion draft, but franchises could also get some signings in on Saturday. The Dallas Stars did just that with defensive prospect Ludwig Bystrom.

The team signed him to a one-year, two-way deal today. Dallas didn’t list the financial terms of the deal.

Bystrom, 22, was the 43rd pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. He’s been getting plenty of experience with the AHL’s Texas Stars, but considering the Stars’ deep pool of defensive prospects, Bystrom will likely see sparse work at the top level.

Granted, Bystrom still has time to develop, and the Stars could conceivably opt to clear out some of that depth for more NHL-ready pieces. At the moment, he’s likely to spend most of 2017-18 much like before: in the AHL.

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