Lightning hold onto valuable defenseman
TAMPA, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Pavel Kubina to a multi-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Terms were not disclosed.
Kubina has evolved into Tampa Bay's most reliable defenseman, increasing his point total each season. After netting a goal and two assists in 10 games in 1997-98, Kubina has posted seasons of 21, 26, 30 and 34 points.
A 1996 seventh-round draft pick, the 25-year-old Czech has 40
goals and ...
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