Sharks, Stars make a deal

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Frisco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars, two clubs struggling to stay afloat in the competitive Western Conference, made a transaction on Friday.

Dallas acquired defenseman Jason Demers and a third-round draft pick in 2016, while defenseman Brenden Dillon heads to San Jose.

Demers spent his entire five-plus season career skating for the Sharks, totaling 16 goals and 82 assists over 300 regular-season contests along with three goals and six assists during 39 playoff appearances.

Dillon posted just one assist in 20 games this season. He picked up nine goals and 17 helpers in 149 NHL contests since breaking in with the Stars during the 2011-12 season.