Stars send forward Krys Barch to Panthers for minor-leaguer in swap

DALLAS – The Stars have traded forward Krystofer Barch to Florida for minor-league winger Jake Hauswirth in a deal that also includes a swap of draft picks.

Dallas will get the Panthers’ fifth-round pick in the 2012 draft, while Florida takes the Stars’ sixth-round choice in the deal announced Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Barch has 23 penalty minutes in 10 games with Dallas this season. He has played all 263 career NHL games with the Stars.

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Hauswirth has 12 points in 16 games this season with Rio Grande Valley of the Central Hockey League.

In February, the 23-year-old was traded to Florida by Washington.