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Tampa Bay Lightning signs G Sebastien Caron out of Germany; announcement Monday



The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goaltender Sebastien Caron out of Germany. There were no other details from the team other than a formal announcement will come Monday after Caron clears waivers.

Caron, 31, played this season for Iserlohn Roosters, going 25-23-0 with a 2.57 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and five shutouts. In 92 NHL games from 2002-07 -- 90 with the Penguins and one each with the Blackhawks and Ducks -– he is 25-47-7 with seven ties with a 3.45 goals-against average and .892 save percentage.

For you history buffs, he was the Penguins goalie on Nov. 8, 2003, in Tampa Bay’s 9-0 victory at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and allowed eight goals on 37 shots in 49 minutes.

GM Steve Yzerman had said after Mathieu Garon was lost March 6 with a torn groin that he would be looking in Europe for a goaltender to see the team through at least the end of the season. The fallout from the move will be Dustin Tokarski going back to AHL Norfolk when Caron joins the team.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 17, 2012 6:43pm]


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