Lightning Re-Sign Vladislav Namestnikov, Luke Witkowski

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov and defenseman Luke Witkowski to one-year, two-way contracts, the team announced on Friday evening. Both players were restricted free agents and will still be restricted free agents when their contracts expire.

Namestnikov’s contract is worth $874,125 at the NHL level and $70K in the minors, which was his qualifying offer. Witkowski’s deal is worth $575K in the NHL and $100K in the AHL, according to War on Ice.

The 22-year-old Namestnikov played his rookie season this year, playing 43 games for the Lightning, scoring nine goals and seven assists with a 1.9 P/60 at even strength. He also found his way into 12 postseason games, scoring zero goals and one assist.

The 25-year-old Witkowski made his NHL debut last season, playing 16 games with Lightning, putting up no points during the season. He also played three games during the playoffs, putting in a single assist.

The Lightning only have Carter Ashton remaining among their RFAs.

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