Lightning re-sign Boyle

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Dan Boyle to a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old Boyle scored five goals and added 15 assists in 41 games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Florida Panthers for a fifth-round selection in the 2003 Draft on January 24 of last season. He opened the campaign with three goals and six points in 25 games with the Panthers.

"Dan came in last year following the trade and immediately helped our transition game and gave us another weapon on the power play," general manager Jay Feaster said. "We believe now that he has become even more comfortable with our system, he will continue to add an offensive spark and will take yet another step toward being an impact player."

In 170 career NHL contests the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Ontario native has posted 15 goals and 59 points.

Boyle was scheduled to go to salary arbitration on August 9. Of the five Lightning players to file for salary arbitration, four have settled prior to their hearing. Vaclav Prospal is the only Lightning player still scheduled for arbitration.