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Valtteri Filppula signs deal with Tampa Bay Lightning

Valtteri Filppula signed a five-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) Valtteri Filppula signed a five-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed centerman Valtteri Filppula to a five-year deal, according to multiple reports. The deal is reported to be worth $5 million a year.

Filppula, 29, has spent his entire eight-year career with the Detroit Red Wings. He is coming off a season in which he scored nine goals in 41 games. Filppula had his best season in 2011-12, when he totaled 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) in 81 games.

The Finnish centerman will replace Vincent Lecavalier, who signed a five-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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