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Lightning sign Chris Kunitz to one-year, $2 million deal

Chris Kunitz, 37, is a four-time Stanley Cup winner, providing some experience and grit up front.

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Chris Kunitz, 37, is a four-time Stanley Cup winner, providing some experience and grit up front.

The Lightning filled its need for another top-nine wing, signing veteran Chris Kunitz to a one-year, $2 million deal Saturday.

Kunitz, 37, is a four-time Stanley Cup winner, providing some experience and grit up front. After averaging 23 goals per season from 2010-2016, Kunitz racked up nine last season, though ranked second in hits with 216 hits. He's now the Lightning's most experienced playoff performer (161 games), followed by recently-acquired defenseman Dan Girardi (122).

With top wing free agent target Justin Williams (two years, $9 million with Carolina) off the board, Kunitz was another available veteran option.

More to come soon.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 1, 2017 6:45pm]

    

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