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Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

Tampa Bay keeps restricted free agent as backup to Andrei Vasilevskiy for upcoming season.

The Lightning has re-signed one of its restricted free agents in backup goalie Louis Domingue, who will be back with Tampa Bay on a two-year deal worth $2.3 million.

Domingue, 26, was acquired from Arizona in November after he had posted a 4.33 goals-against average in seven games. He played much better with Tampa Bay, stepping up after an injury to veteran Peter Budaj and going 7-3-1 in 11 starts with a 2.89 GAA.

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“Super excited to be back for 2 more seasons with !” Domingue wrote on Twitter. “It’s a privilege to play for the Lightning organization and I’m truly honored of the trust they put in me. Can’t wait to see everyone again in September !”

The Lightning had traded Budaj to the Kings this past week, which set things up for Domingue to become the top backup to starter Andrei Vasilevskiy, a Vezina finalist this past season.