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Lightning re-sign two players to two-way deals

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The Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday announced they re-signed goalie Cedrick Desjardins and defenseman Matt Taormina to one-year, two-way contracts, team vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said.

Desjardins, 27, played in just three games for Tampa Bay this past season, going 0-3-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .890 save percentage. He also played 36 games in the AHL, splitting time between the Hamilton Bulldogs and Syracuse Crunch, amassing a record of 15-18-3 with a 2.61 GAA and .910 save percentage.

Desjardins was acquired by the Lightning on February 14, 2013 from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Dustin Tokarski.

As for Taormina, 26, he played in just two games with the Lightning this past season and was scoreless. He also played in 55 games in the AHL for the Crunch, scoring four goals and 24 points.

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