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‘Canes re-sign Tlusty: one year, $2.95 million

Jul 1, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

Jiri Tlusty

Carolina has been largely quiet today, but made a somewhat significant move in bringing back winger Jiri Tlusty on a one-year, $2.95 million deal.

Tlusty, 26, has been one of the better values in the league over the last two years — playing at a $1.6 million cap hit, he racked up 23 goals and 38 points during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign and, while he failed to produce at that clip this year, still finished with 16 goals and 30 points in 68 games.

Having shown good chemistry on a line with captain Eric Staal and Alexander Semin, Tlusty could be in line for a more productive ’14-15 campaign provided he and his linemates can stay healthy. Tlusty missed a good chunk of time last year to injury while Semin missed 12 games with a concussion and a handful of games down the stretch with a wrist injury, which he underwent surgery on this summer.

  1. bravesfan1966 - Jul 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Wow, it’s so good to see that Ron Francis is making such big strides toward making the Canes better keeping all of the same old, same old. No compliance buyouts on wastes of money such as underproductive guys like the two Staals, or especially on a too often injured, non-elite goaltender like Cam Ward. No attempts at any trades, at least none we’ve heard about. Not to mention the sad shape the Canes AHL affiliate in Charlotte is being left in, other than signing former Toronto Marlies goaltender, Drew MacIntyre who will likely end up in Charlotte. Looks like both teams will suck this season!

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