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Sean Bergenheim agent has little hope for client's return to Lightning; Dwayne Roloson deal official



The agent for wing Sean Bergenheim said on Thursday he holds little hope of his client returning to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"I don't see it happening, unfortunately," Todd Diamond said.

 In other news, the team and goaltender Dwayne Roloson made it official as Roloson signed his one-year, $3 million contract. That signing sets the stage for Tampa Bay's pursuit of Mike Smith as backup, a signing for which GM Steve Yzerman is "hopeful."

Bergenheim, who had 14 goals during the regular season, was a force of nature in the playoffs with nine goals. Diamond said he and Yzerman met during last weekend's draft but they failed to bridge the money gap. Bergenheim made $700,000 last season. No word on what Bergenheim is seeking, but Diamond said, "I can't say we're close at all."

"I wouldn't shut the door," Diamond said of Bergenheim perhaps signing with Tampa Bay. "But I don't know if there is any room, any opening to come through."

[Last modified: Saturday, July 30, 2011 12:15am]


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