by Jon Jordan on 06/27/11 at 09:15 PM ET
Defenseman Bruno Gervais, acquired by Tampa Bay from the New York Islanders for future considerations during day two of the NHL Entry Draft this past weekend, has been signed to a one-year, one-way contract by the Lightning, the club announced today.
Terms of the deal were not made available in the release but RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reported his compensation at $550,000 via Twitter.
Earlier in the day, the Bolts extended qualifying offers to forwards Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Johan Harju, defenseman Scott Jackson and goaltender Riku Helenius (in addition to Gervais) and elected not to qualify eight others. Of those now set to go to unrestricted free agency Friday, the most notable was defenseman Mike Lundin and with Gervais now under contract, his return to Tampa Bay appears unlikely.
In six seasons with the Islanders, Gervais has tallied 9 goals and 59 assists for 68 points in 331 games.
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