Cracknell signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Stars on Sunday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars Official Website reports. The terms of the deal have yet to be released, but Cracknell will head to Dallas for his seventh season in the league. Cracknell saw time with both the Oilers and Canucks during his 2015-16 campaign, but produced a total of just five goals and five assists over 52 games. He'll likely struggle to post fantasy worthy numbers with the Stars as well, but he should be a veteran depth option for the team.
Cracknell was claimed off waivers by the Oilers from the Canucks on Monday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. The veteran center has provided precious little for fantasy owners in his career, although for what it's worth, he does own career highs in goals (five) and points (10) this year. Cracknell and Adam Pardy join the Oilers as free acquisitions on the day of the trade deadline, with both unexciting players highly likely to slot into depth roles.
Cracknell dished out a pair of assists in Monday's win over the Sabres. Cracknell had just one point since the end of October coming into Monday, but had a surprisingly productive outing for his first multi-point effort of the year. The fourth line center likely won't have those kind of games too often, though.
Cracknell scored his third goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Canadiens. Cracknell had a nice stretch in the beginning of the season, scoring in two of the team's opening four games and adding an assist a few games after that, but the 30-year-old had been held off the scoresheet in five straight coming into Monday's contest. That sort of cold spell is more in line with what should be expected out of the fourth line center, who has never eclipsed seven points in his five year career.
Adam Cracknell has made the Canucks' final roster and will serve as the fourth-line center, The Province reports.
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