The Tampa Bay Lightning signed Matt Carle to a six-year contract Wednesday night, general manager Steve Yzerman announced via the team's Twitter account. The signing came less than 12 hours after Suter and forward Zach Parise, the two big names on this summer's NHL free-agent market, both signed with Minnesota.

Multiple media reports say the deal is worth a total of $33.5 million, with an average annual value of $5.5 million.


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