The Lightning have taken Dwayne Roloson off the potential free agent market, signing the 41-year old netminder to a new 1-year deal, valued at $3.5 million. Roloson was the number two goalie on my list of potential unrestricted free agents, to which both number one and now number two have now signed new deals.
Roloson split 2011 between Long Island and Tampa Bay, winning 24 games, 4 by shutout and added 2 assists for 58 points in the pool, ranking him 21st among all goalies. Roloson's season on the Island was not very good, but he was off the charts for the Lightning in both the end of the regular season and the playoffs.
Even at age 41, he should be a pretty good pick-up for the Lightning, giving the team time to develop some more goaltending behind him.