By alin0303
July 05, 2012

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the signing of free-agent defenseman Matt Carle, late of the Philadelphia Flyers, to a six-year contract.

https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/220695397289562112

Once Justin Schultz agreed to sign with the Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Suter accepted his monster deal from the Minnesota Wild, Carle was the most attractive remaining blueliner. He actually spent the first 12 games of the 2008-09 season in Tampa before being sent to Philly.

https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/220697017402396672

Darren Dreger of TSN has the numbers:

https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/220696059012329473

That means the deal is for six years and $33 million.

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