The Lightning have re-signed Dominik Masin to a one-year, two-way contract.
Masin was a second-round pick (No.35 overall) in 2014 and had 12 points (2G / 10A) in 69 games in his third full AHL season. The 23-year-old has good size (6-foot-2, 196 lbs.) for the NHL but projects to be no more than a third-pairing defenseman and won’t be with the Lightning to start the 2020 season.
The Lightning have re-signed Ben Thomas to a one-year contract.
Thomas was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and is coming off of his third full season with Syracuse (AHL), where he had 16 points (2G / 14A) in 67 games. Thomas has never been much of a point producer and likely won’t make the jump to the NHL while the Lightning have a strong blue line.
The Lightning signed Luke Schenn to a one-year deal worth $700K.
The Lightning have re-signed Carter Vergaeghe to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have signed Gemel Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have re-signed Cedric Paquette to a two-year extension worth $3.3M ($1.65M AAV).
Source: Joe Smith 07/8/19, 5:32 pm EST
The Lightning have signed Danick Martel to a one-year contract worth $700K.
Source: Joe Smith 07/4/19, 2:26 pm EST
The Lightning have signed Chris Mueller to a one-year, two way contract.
The Lightning have signed Spencer Martin to a one-year, two way contract.
The Lightning have signed Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two way contract.
The Lightning have signed Luke Witkowski to a two-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have signed Curtis McElhinney to a two-year, $2.6M contract ($1.3M AAV).
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.
With the No.27 Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft the Tampa Bay Lightning select Nolan Foote.
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.
The Lightning have signed Daniel Walcott to a one-year, two-way contract.
Walcott was originally selected in the fifth round by the Rangers in 2014 but has been with the Lightning organization since 2015-16. Walcott appeared in just five AHL games this season, missing 71 with a shoulder injury that he suffered with the Lightning at the beginning of the 2018 preseason.
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.
The Lightning have signed Cameron Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract.
Gaunce spent most of the 2018-19 season in the AHL, where he led all Crunch defensemen with 46 points (10G / 36A) in 59 games. During his brief time in the NHL, the 29-year-old has two goals and three assists in 34 combined games with the Avalanche, Stars, Penguins and Lightning.
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.