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Capitals acquire Ribeiro from Stars for Eakin and a second-round pick

Dallas Stars' Mike Ribeiro celebrates after scoring the team's second goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL game in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

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The Washington Capitals acquired centre Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars in exchange for centre Cody Eakin and a second-round draft pick in Friday night's draft.

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.

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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.

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