The Tampa Bay Lightning dipped into the NHL free agent pool Wednesday, signing former Ottawa Senator Erik Condra to help with its depth.
Condra is expected to take the place of free agent Brendan Morrow on the Lightning. Condra had nine goals and 14 assists in 68 games for Ottawa.
The addition is expected to be the only one for the Lightning, the NHL runner-up, which will return with a mostly set lineup. General manager Steve Yzerman has said that his No. 1 goal in the off-season was to re-sign forward Steven Stamkos.
Condra will probably play on the third- or fourth-line and will play with the penalty killers.