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As expected Ondrej Palat's three-year is worth $10 million deal.

He received the same contract that fellow Calder Trophy finalist and teammate Tyler Johnson signed with the Lightning this off-season. "We were almost living together, playing together, and now we have the same contract," Palat said. "It's awesome. I was happy about his deal and I'm sure he's happy about mine." He added that he feels 100 percent now after experiencing headaches as well as light and noise sensitivities from a hit in Round 1 of the playoffs against Montreal. Palat said it wasn't a concussion, but those symptoms sure sound like one.

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Ondrej Palat has inked a three-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but it will probably be a contract similar to the one that Tyler Johnson signed in late May. Palat ranked second among NHL rookies with 59 points in 81 games during the 2013-14 campaign. He also led the team with a plus-32 rating.

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With Tyler Johnson signed, the Lightning will move on to getting Ondrej Palat under contract.

Tampa Bay inked Johnson to a three-year, $10 million deal on Friday. Palat and Johnson finished the season second and third, respectively, in the league among rookie scorers. Both of them were also named finalists for the Calder Trophy. Palat's agent, Craig Oster, said there hasn't been serious talks between the two sides yet, but there is interest to get something worked out.

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Ondrej Palat has turned down an invite to play for the Czech Republic at the World Hockey Championships.

He cited an injury as the reason for not going. Palat missed a game in the playoffs because of an upper-body injury and will use his off-season to heal.

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Ondrej Palat has been named as a finalist for the Calder Trophy.

Palat scored 23 goals and 59 points in 81 games in 2013-14. Those numbers are slightly below Nathan MacKinnon in the rookie leaderboard. Palat is the underdog in the fight between him and MacKinnon for the rookie of the year award, but it's worth noting that Palat did break out in the second half of the campaign with 44 points in his final 42 games.

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Ondrej Palat's superb rookie season may be over, but he didn't go down quietly, scoring a shorthanded goal and adding an assist in Game 4's loss to the Habs on Tuesday.

Palat helped the Bolts back into the game, which they trailed 2-0 and then 3-1 in the third period. But a late penalty and the last-minute game-winning goal by Montreal finished the sweep and sent the Bolts packing. Palat is a solid candidate for the Calder Trophy after notching 59 points in the regular season, and then five more in the playoffs while maintaining a +35 rating during the season and playoffs combined.

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Ondrej Palat scored his first career NHL playoff goal in his return to the lineup on Sunday.

He missed Game 2 with an upper-body injury. Palat's power-play marker in the second tied the game at 1-1, but the Canadiens ended up winning the match by a score of 3-2. Due to Steve Stamkos' injury and Martin St. Louis' trade to New York, Palat finished as Tampa Bay's leading scorer during the regular season.

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Ondrej Palat (upper body) is on the ice for Saturday's optional skate.

He missed Game 2 because of an upper-body injury and will be a game-time decision again for Sunday's match against Montreal.

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Ondrej Palat is not expected to play Friday night against Montreal in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

He sustained an upper-body inury after being checked by Andrei Markov in Game 1 Wednesday and should be considered day-to-day.

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Ondrej Palat (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's contest against Montreal.

He left Game 1 because an undisclosed injury, which is believed to be to his upper-body region. The outstanding rookie logged 14:05 of ice time before exiting early in the third period.