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Report: Stars in the market for a top-6 forward

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The Dallas Stars are interested in adding a top-six forward to their arsenal this season, TSN's Darren Dreger reported on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."

"They like what they have, they like the way things are going in Dallas right now, it's hard not to," Dreger said. "But they'd like to add a forward to play with Tyler Seguin and Mason Marchment.

"It sounds like a tall ask, they do like their depth there, but that top-six luxury item is definitely something Dallas is in the market for."

Seguin has put up four goals and 18 points, while Marchment has logged seven tallies and six assists in 23 contests this campaign.

The Stars already boast one of the most potent top lines in the league thanks to Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, and Joe Pavelski. The fearsome trio has been the second-most utilized line this campaign and has produced at a rate of 5.33 goals for per 60 minutes at five-on-five, according to Evolving Hockey.

Seguin and Marchment's situation has been more fluid in comparison. The duo has hit the ice alongside the likes of Denis Gurianov, Ty Dellandrea, Matej Blumel, Joel Kiviranta, Radek Faksa, Jacob Peterson, and Jamie Benn this season.

Robertson, Hintz, and Pavelski make up three of Dallas' top-four point-getters in 2022-23, while Seguin and Marchment sit fifth and eighth, respectively.

Adding another weapon to the Stars' top six could only make them more dangerous. Dallas tops the NHL with 88 goals, and the team's sterling 3.83 goals-per-game clip is the second-highest in the league.

The Stars currently have just under $1.1 million in cap space, per CapFriendly. They sit first in the Central Division with a 13-6-4 record.

Dallas took care of an important piece of business up front earlier Tuesday by signing Hintz to an eight-year extension with an average annual value of $8.45 million. He could have become a restricted free agent at the end of this season.

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