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Lightning re-sign Coburn to 2-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a two-year, $3.4 million contract, general manager Julien BriseBois announced Tuesday.

On a high-flying offensive unit, Coburn was a steady defensive influence last season. He finished with 23 points, his highest output since 2011-12 with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Coburn, 34, is coming off a three-year, $11 million contract that he signed with Tampa Bay.

After acquiring defenseman Jan Rutta from Chicago, the Lightning extended the defenseman for one year. His presence led to Coburn being a healthy scratch for two of Tampa Bay’s four playoff games this past season.

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