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Tampa Bay signs forward Tom Pyatt to two-year contract extension

TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Pyatt has a little more job security after signing a two-year extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 24-year-old forward is under contract through the 2013-14 season.

Pyatt has three goals and five points in 35 games this season, his first with the Lightning. He’s used primarily in a checking role by the team.

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Pyatt spent parts of the last two seasons in Montreal before signing a US$525,000, one-year deal as a free agent in July.

In 136 career NHL games with Montreal and Tampa, he has seven goals and 17 points.