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Yzerman expects to get Nikita Kucherov signed

TampaBay.com Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason couldn't have gone much better so far, especially with the re-signing of captain Steven Stamkos and locking up cornerstone defenseman Victor Hedman long-term.
  • 2 days ago

Lightning re-signs Yanni Gourde to one-year deal

TampaBay.com The Lightning re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a one-year, two-way deal Monday. 
  • 4 days ago

Brad Richards on career: 'I'll cherish all of it'

TampaBay.com Brad Richards briefly pauses a phone interview Thursday so he can get his hands free.
  • 8 days ago
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Nikita Nesterov added to Team Russia for World Cup

TampaBay.com Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been added to Team Russia for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. 
  • 11 days ago
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Lightning and Alex Killorn agree to seven-year deal

TampaBay.com The Lightning has locked up another core player long-term, agreeing with wing Alex Killorn on a seven-year deal which brings a $4.45 annual average.
  • 12 days ago
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  • 20 days ago
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Alex Killorn, Vladislav Namestnikov file for arbitration

TampaBay.com Lightning centers Alex Killorn and Vladislav Namestnikov filed for arbitration by Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline. Both players were offered qualifying offers. If they do not reach agreements on contracts for the upcoming season they will go to arbitration. Hearings are scheduled for July 20-Aug. 4.
  • 24 days ago
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Highlights from Lightning prospect 3-on-3 tournament

TampaBay.com Lightning prospect Jonne Tammela said he really gained confidence near the end of last season, when he got a brief stint at AHL Syracuse.
  • 27 days ago
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Lightning sign Andrei Vasilevskiy to three-year extension

TampaBay.com The Lightning will soon have to make a decision in net, with goalie Ben Bishop entering the final year of his deal and only one goalie allowed to be protected in next year's expansion draft.
  • 28 days ago
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Lightning lock up Victor Hedman for eight years

TampaBay.com For the second time in three days, the Lightning locked up a franchise cornerstone for eight years.
  • 28 days ago
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Lightning loses Marchessault, signs Bournival

TampaBay.com Jonathan Marchessault has signed with the Panthers, a two-year deal at $750,000, per TSN.
  • 28 days ago
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With Stamkos signed, Kucherov a focus in free agency

TampaBay.com With the Lightning already reeling in its big fish - captain Steven Stamkos - it doesn't expect to be very active when free agency opens at noon Friday. The focus for GM Steve Yzerman will be on signing its own free agents, specificallly wing Nikita Kucherov, who is a restricted free agent. Kucherov, 23, is one of the …
  • 28 days ago
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Steven Stamkos said he followed his heart to Tampa

TampaBay.com Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said there were a couple sleepless nights throughout this whirlwind contract saga.
  • 29 days ago
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Matt Carle being bought out by Lightning

TampaBay.com Veteran defenseman Matt Carle is being bought out by the Lightning, giving the team much-needed cap relief as it tries to sign other restricted free agents.
  • 29 days ago
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