Tuesday June 30th, 2015

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the re-signing of defenseman Andrej Sustr to a two-year, one-way contract on Tuesday.

ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun reported Sustr’s deal is worth $2.9 million with a cap hit of $1.45 million for next season.

Sustr, 24, appeared in a career-high 72 games for the Lightning this season, recording a career-high 13 assists and 34 penalty minutes. He also posted a career high with a +10 plus/minus.

The Plzen, Czech Republic native played in 26 playoff games for the Lightning, scoring one goal and earning two points as Tampa Bay reached the Stanley Cup Finals before losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

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Sustr has played in 117 games over his three seasons with the Lightning, who signed him as a free agent out of the University of Nebraska-Omaha in March 2013. He has one goal, 20 assists and 50 career penalty minutes.

Mike Fiammetta

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