Cross another defenseman off the list of available free agents.
Carle actually played a few games with the Lightning during the 2008-09 season. He was acquired by Tampa in the Dan Boyle trade. The trade involved Carle, Ty Wishart, Tampa's first round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft (used by Anaheim to select Kyle Palmieri), and a fourth round pick in 2010 for Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich.
Twelve games later, they sent him and their third round pick in 2009 to Philadelphia for Steve Downie, Steve Eminger, and a fourth round pick in 2009.
Now that he's back in a Tampa Bay uniform, much improved from his last stint with the Lightning, I'm sure Lightning fans are quite pleased. In essence, they've lost Downie and reacquired Carle.
Update: 6:57 PMhttps://twitter.com/...696059012329473
Carles agrees to 6 year contract with Tampa Bay. $5.5 aav.
6:50 PM - 4 Jul 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry® · Details
Tampa Bay Lightning
Carle-"I'm excited to be back. It was a hard decision. The organization is going in the right direction, and I'm happy to be a part of it."
6:54 PM - 4 Jul 12 via web · Details
Edited by WeatherWise, 04 July 2012 - 06:58 PM.
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