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Canadiens sign goalie Tokarski to two-way deal

Monday, 08.19.2013 / 2:00 PM / News

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Canadiens sign goalie Tokarski to two-way deal
The Canadiens on Monday announced the team signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a one-year, two-way contract.

The Montreal Canadiens on Monday announced the team signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a one-year, two-way contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Tokarski, 23, last played in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2011-12 season, going 1-3-1 with a 3.44 goals-against average and .879 save percentage.

He spent all of last season in the American Hockey League, playing 33 games with the Syracuse Crunch, the Lightning's AHL team, and 15 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canadiens' AHL affiliate. In 48 games, Tokarski went 24-16-4 with a 2.38 GAA, .909 save percentage and six shutouts.

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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

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