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Nabokov signs with Bolts to back up Bishop

Los Angeles Kings v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders in action against the Los Angeles Kings on February 11, 2012 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Kings 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have found their No. 2 goalie for next season, agreeing to terms with veteran netminder Evgeni Nabokov on a one-year deal.

The Lightning, who didn’t qualify last year’s backup -- RFA Anders Lindback, now with Dallas -- will go into next year with a proven NHLer behind No. 1 Ben Bishop, allowing young prospects Kristers Gudlevskis and Andrei Vasilevski to hone their craft in AHL Syracuse.

Nabokov, who turns 39 in July, spent last year on Long Island, where he posted a 15-14-8 record with a .905 save percentage and 2.74 GAA. Though his time with the Islanders was occasionally acrimonious, “Nabby” did provide enough quality goaltending to send New York to the playoffs in 2013, going 23-11-7 with a .910 save percentage and 2.50 GAA.

Per The Hockey News, Nabokov’s deal is for $1.55 million.