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Crombeen gets two-year extension from Lightning

Monday, 04.01.2013 / 10:12 PM NHL.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with forward B.J. Crombeen on a two-year contract extension, the club announced Monday.

"We are pleased to have B.J. with the Lightning organization for another two years," general manager Steve Yzerman said. "He has proven to be a hard-nosed right winger and reliable penalty killer, as well as a very popular teammate of outstanding character."

Crombeen, 27, has skated in 30 games with the Lightning this season, recording a goal and seven points to go along with 86 penalty minutes and a plus-six rating. He ranks first on the Lightning and fifth in the NHL in penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound forward scored his first goal in a Lightning uniform on March 5 against the New Jersey Devils.

"I am very thankful to the organization for giving me the opportunity to re-sign for two more years," Crombeen said. "I am very excited to move forward with the group we have and chase a spot in the playoffs."

The Denver native has appeared in 318 career NHL games with the Lightning, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, collecting 28 goals, 63 points and 666 penalty minutes. He set career highs in goals (12) and points (22) during the 2008-09 season with the Blues and Stars.

Crombeen was acquired by the Lightning from St. Louis -- along with a 2014 fifth-round draft pick -- in exchange for Tampa Bay's 2013 and 2014 fourth-round selections on July 10, 2012.

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