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Lightning's Crombeen says signing extension a no-brainer

B.J. Crombeen had a goal and seven points in his first 30 games, and he led the Lightning with 86 penalty minutes.

DIRK SHADD | Times

B.J. Crombeen had a goal and seven points in his first 30 games, and he led the Lightning with 86 penalty minutes.

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Lightning forward B.J. Crombeen said the two-year contract extension he signed came together fairly quickly.

"Obviously, this year hasn't gone as planned so far, but I really believe in this group of guys and management group and coaching staff, and I believe we're going in the right direction," Crombeen said. "I'm looking forward to being part of the team for a few more years here."

Crombeen, 27, had a goal and seven points in his first 30 games, and he led the Lightning with 86 penalty minutes. He also led the league with 12 fights and was fifth in the league in penalty minutes. But Crombeen is about more than just his willingness to fight. He is good defensively, was plus-6 and third among Tampa Bay forwards with an average 1:33 of ice time on the penalty kill.

Terms of the contract extension, that runs through the 2014-15 season, were not released but it is believed Crombeen's average salary will be about $1.15 million.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:47pm]

    

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