The Dallas Stars are already diving into another offseason of making moves.


Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) eyes the puck during a game against the St. Louis Blues the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.



The organization announced on Friday it had agreed to send goalie Ben Bishop’s contract and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for future considerations.


The move will make life easier on the Stars in the coming months while navigating the salary cap without Bishop on LTIR, and it will allow Dallas to potentially avoid performance bonus overages in 2023-24.


After more than a year trying to return from knee surgery, Bishop’s career officially came to an end in December.


Bishop finished his career with 413 games played across five franchises. He was a Vezina Trophy finalist three times, including second-place finishes in 2015-16 with Tampa Bay and 2018-19 with Dallas.


He played 143 games for the Stars across three seasons, going 74-48-11 with a .923 save percentage and 1.98 goals-against average. He was part of the league’s best goaltending tandem with Anton Khudobin and set a career high by making 52 saves against the Blues in Game 7 in 2019.