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Lightning brings back forward Cory Conacher

ESTERO --  Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cory Conacher on the ice during practice at training camp in Estero at Germain Arena on Thursday (01/17/13).  [DIRK SHADD   |  Times]

ESTERO -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cory Conacher on the ice during practice at training camp in Estero at Germain Arena on Thursday (01/17/13). [DIRK SHADD | Times]

Cory Conacher, the forward the Lightning traded to the Senators for goalie Ben Bishop near the end of the 2012-13 season, is back with Tampa Bay, having signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $575,000, the team said Wednesday.

The signing adds another forward to a team deep in forwards.

Conacher, 26, has played in 141 career NHL games, including 35 for the Lightning in 2012-13, scoring five goals and totaling 12 points in his first six games. He totaled nine goals and 24 points before he was traded. He played 12 games with Ottawa that season and finished the year with 11 goals and 29 points.

Conacher, 5 feet 8 and 182 pounds, also has played for the Sabers and Islanders. He played last season for former Lightning and current Senators coach Guy Boucher with Bern in Switzerland's National League, where he scored 22 goals and totaled 52 points in 48 games. He scored five goals and had nine points in 14 playoff games.

Conacher also was a member of the Canadian team last season at the Spengler Cup, an international club tournament in Switzerland. He was named to the all-tournament team after helping Canada win the title.

Lightning brings back forward Cory Conacher 07/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:32pm]
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