The Lightning has been looking for a top-six forward, and it appears the team found one.
Left wing Alex Tanguay, 29, and the Lightning agreed to terms of a contract pending a physical, Canadian media outlet RDS reported late Friday.
TSN, a Canadian sports Web site, said the two sides have been in negotiations since July but it was not until two weeks ago when Tanguay was contacted by Lightning stars Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis that he decided to join the team.
The 6-foot, 192-pound Tanguay was sidelined 28 games with a shoulder injury last season with the Canadiens. He finished with 16 goals and 25 assists.
The native of St. Justine, Quebec, was chosen 12th overall by the Avalanche in 1998 and won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2001. In 659 games, he has 193 goals and 387 assists.