Stars ship Ribeiro to Capitals.

The Washington Capitals have acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for Cody Eakin and a second round pick in 2012.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ribeiro was being shopped prior to the trade deadline so no surprise that he’s been dealt. The Capitals needed second line depth at center and Ribeiro, a nifty playmaker, should address  that need. Ribeiro has one year at $5 million left on his contract.