TSN is reporting
that veteran Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo
has signed a two-year, $7.5M contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. While the Lightning have yet to issue an official press release, Tampa Tribune beat writer Erik Erlendsson has tweeted that GM Steve Yzerman has confirmed the signing via text message.
The 38 year-old blueliner brings size and one of the hardest point shots in the NHL, but chronic injuries have left diminished Salo's effectiveness in recent years. For the Bolts who sported one of the leagues worst power plays last season, Salo could be an important acquisition for the team despite his injury history and limited contribution five-on-five.
Salo has scored 93 goals and added 212 assists spanning 761 career games in the NHL mostly with the Vancouver Canucks organization.