Tampa Bay Lightning News


The Lightning have signed Nolan Foote to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Lightning selected Nolan Foote with the No.27 overall pick last Friday and didn’t waste any time signing him to an entry-level deal. Foote, who is the son of for Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote, joins his brother (Cal) in the Tampa Bay organization. The left-winger had 36 goals and 27 assists (63 points) in 66 games with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) this season.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/27/19, 9:38 am EST

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The Lightning will place Ryan Callahan on long-term IR.

Callahan has degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine that will likely end his career at the age of 34. Callahan has one-year remaining on his contract that would have carried a $5.8M cap-hit but LTIR will provide the Lightning with some cap relief. Callahan finished the 2018-19 season with seven goals and 10 assists (17 points) in just 52 games.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/21/19, 9:34 am EST

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The Lightning have signed Braydon Coburn to a two-year extension worth $3.4 million ($1.7M AAV).

This is a low-cost deal for Coburn, who was set to become a UFA on July 1st. The stay-at-home defenseman had a surprising offensive season, posting 23 points (4G / 19A) in 74 games—his highest point total since 2011-12. Coburn has settled into a third-pairing role late in his career and carried a strong 52.6 CorsiFor% and +2.2 CF%rel this past season.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/18/19, 4:49 pm EST

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McElhinney will start Game 4 vs. the Bruins.

McElhinney stopped 29 of 31 shots in the Hurricanes 2-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 3. McElhinney has been great for Carolina during the postseason, stopping 100 of the 106 shots (.943 SV%) that he has faced in three and a half games. McElhinney will need to be as good as he was in Game 3 to give Carolina a chance to stay alive because TuukkaRask has been outstanding in the opposite crease.

Source: Chip Alexander 05/16/19, 12:15 pm EST

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