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Bolts re-sign G Desjardins, D Taormina


The Tampa Bay Lightning stocked some organizational depth on Wednesday, re-upping with goalie Cedrick Desjardins and defenseman Matt Taormina on one-year, two-way deals.

Desjardins, 27, was acquired from Montreal early in the 2013 season in exchange for Dustin Tokarski. He proceeded to appear in three games for Tampa, going 0-3-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .890 save percentage.

He seems destined to play in AHL Syracuse this year, especially with Tampa’s 1-2 goalie combo of Ben Bishop and Anders Lindback.

Taormina, 26, was signed last summer as an unrestricted free agent and appeared in just two games for the Bolts in 2013, going scoreless.

The former Providence College standout posted career highs in games (30) and points (seven) with New Jersey in 2011-12.

Taormina has an outside shot of cracking Tampa’s blueline next year, though the club does already have seven NHL defensemen under contract.