Ward -- Re-upped!

Jason Ward will remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning, say thankya.

It's a two year deal worth $1.35 million ($875,000 cap hit). This is one of user's selected must-resignings in the current Boltsmag poll and I'm certainly happy with it.

Ward was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings at the trade deadline during the 2006-07 season, and while not being the scoring-winger the Lightning needed -- he was the two-way forward that improved the penalty kill as well as clicked with Brad Richards on the second line. His presence was undeniable during the playoff series with New Jersey last month...