The Edmonton Oilers today announced they’d acquired defenseman Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a third round pick in 2013.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: An affordable depth addition (both in terms of return and salary – $1.475 million this season) by the Oilers. Fistric (6-2, 233 lbs) was second on the Stars last season in hits (233) and third in blocked shots (105). His style of play does extract a toll upon himself, for while he’s been an NHL regular the past three seasons, injuries have limited him to around 60 games per season over that time. Still, he should provide a nice measure of grit to the Oilers defense.