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Lightning re-sign Sustr, have a really deep defense

Tampa Bay Lightning v Montreal Canadiens - Game Four

MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 22: Andrej Sustr #62 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 22, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, one-way contract.

Sustr had one goal and seven assists in 43 games last season for Tampa Bay. With the 23-year-old under contract, the Lightning now have eight active blue-liners (plus inactive Mattias Ohlund) on one-way deals.

As it stands, Sustr and 24-year-old Mark Barberio are at the bottom of a deep defensive depth chart that already featured Victor Hedman, Matt Carle, Radko Gudas, and Eric Brewer before the acquisitions of Jason Garrison in a trade with Vancouver and Anton Stralman in free agency.

Sami Salo will not be back with the Lightning. The 39-year-old is an unrestricted free agent.