Lightning sign Tambellini to one-year, two-way deal


The Tampa Bay Lightning signed Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract on Sunday.

Tambellini has plenty of NHL experience, with 242 regular season games under his belt. That said, he hasn’t played in NHL games since 2010-11, when he scored 17 points in 62 contests with the Vancouver Canucks.

The 31-year-old has been bouncing around overseas since then, including 2014-15, when he split time between Switzerland and Sweden.

One would assume that Tambellini’s time will be spent largely (if not entirely) in the AHL, but he also provides some injury insurance for Tampa Bay.