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Lightning sign veteran D Salo

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Sami Salo to a two-year contract Sunday.

The 13-year veteran spent the last nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, recording nine goals, 16 assists and a plus-seven rating in 69 games last year.

A ninth-round draft pick by the Ottawa Senators in 1996, the Turku, Finland, native has accumulated 93 goals and 305 points over 761 career games with Ottawa and Vancouver.

Salo has also appeared in 100 career postseason games, collecting 12 goals and 19 assists.

07/01 20:41:30 ET