Lightning sign defenseman Coburn to 3-year extension

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a three-year contract extension.

General manager Steve Yzerman announced the deal Friday before the team played the Devils in New Jersey.

Coburn has played in 60 games with the Lightning this season and has one goal and 45 penalty minutes. He ranks tied for fourth on the club for plus/minus with a plus-8 rating. Since being acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers in a trade last season, Coburn has skated in 64 regular season games with the Lightning, posting a goal and 11 points.

The 30-year-old Coburn was eligible to become a free agent after this season.

The Shaunavon, Saskatchewan native has appeared in 678 NHL games with the Lightning, Flyers and Atlanta Thrashers.

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