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Lightning sign Janik



The Lightning resigned defenseman Doug Janik to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him the league minimum $475,000 if he makes the club or $100,000 in minor league salary if he doesn't.

Janik -- who made the team out of camp last season -- will complete for the sixth defenseman spot with youngsters Dan Jancevski, Jay Leach, Dave Schneider, Bryce Lampman, Matt Smaby and Vladmir Mihalik.

Janik was looking for a one-way deal, but in the end decided that a two-way deal to remain with the Lightning was his best option.

Now all that remains is for the Lightining to sign forward Ryan Craig before his Aug. 3 arbitration date.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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