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Lightning get veteran free agent defenseman Anton Stralman with 5-year, $22.5 million contract

The Tampa Bay Lightning have landed a veteran to help them on the blue line.

Defenseman Anton Stralman was lured to the Lightning as a free agent on Tuesday with a $22.5 million, five-year contract.

He scored one goal and had 13 assists last season for the New York Rangers, and had five assists in 25 playoff games.

The 27-year-old Swede has 18 career goals and 112 points over seven seasons with the Rangers, Columbus and Toronto. Stralman had career highs with six goals and 34 points with the Blue Jackets during the 2009-10 season.