Lightning sign G Mathieu Garon
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goalie Mathieu Garon and
right wing Michel Ouellet.
The free-agent deals were announced on Friday.
Garon agreed to a two-year, $2.6 million deal and will be the
backup to Dwayne Roloson, who is returning to the Lightning on a
one-year, $3 million contract signed Thursday. Garon was 10-14-6
record last season with Columbus.
Ouellet got a one-year, two-way contract. He spent the past two
seasons playing in Europe.
The Lightning signed right wing Brett Connolly, their 2010
first-round draft pick, to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Also, Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who has combined for 96
goals the past two seasons, became a restricted free agent.
Contract talks are ongoing with Tampa Bay.