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Lecavalier gets paid

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

 Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier signed an 11-year deal worth $85 million that will keep him in a Tampa Bay uniform until he's 40 years old.

 Unlike most of the Lightning's other moves this offseason, this one is a good one. It keeps Lecavalier as the face of the franchise for roughly a decade and it does it at a fairly cap-friendly figure. James Mirtle does a much better of explaining the ins and outs of the deal than we could ever hope to.

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EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS

Atlantic Division

-Devils forward Sergei Brylin has not signed with a team in Russia.

 Central Division

-It looks like forward Jonathan Toews will be the next captain of the Blackhawks.

-The Blues signed defenseman Mike Weaver. Weaver was in camp with the Penguins prior to last season but didn't make the team.

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