Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Lightning has some work to do to sign restricted free-agent forwards Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell.
But assuming those contracts take care of themselves, as general manager Steve Yzerman said he believes they will, Tampa Bay's roster was completed Thursday with the signing of free agent right wing Ryan Shannon. "We are in a position now where we are a set roster," Yzerman said.
Tampa Bay also signed left wing Alex Picard to a one-year, two-way deal, but that is more for organizational depth.
It is believed Shannon, 28, with 11 goals and 27 points in 79 games last season for the Senators, will get the chance to earn the top-six forward spot vacated by Simon Gagne, who