5 years ago

Matt Carle has inked a six-year, $33 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He posted four goals and 38 points in 82 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. Carle also recorded 164 blocked shots and averaged 23:01 of ice time per contest. He was a member of the Lightning during the 2008-09 campaign prior to being traded to the Flyers. The Bolts have improved their back end this off-season with the additions of Carle and Sami Salo, as both them should factor into the team's top four group.