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January 9, 2014 | 10:39pm ET
Rafalski planning comeback with Bolts?
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the market for a top-four defenseman and could be looking at a retired NHLer to fill the void this season.

Three-time Stanley Cup champion Brian Rafalski might be planning a comeback to the NHL and could be eyeing a spot on the Lightning's roster.

Rafalski, 40, signed on with the ECHL's Florida Everblades on Thursday in what's believed to be an attempt to return to the NHL.

According to hockey pundit Josh Rimer, who works for Sportsnet, Rafalski spoke with Lightning GM Steve Yzerman during the alumni game during the Winter Classic festivities about the possibility of joining the Bolts.

Rafalski has been skating with the Everblades for a couple of weeks before signing on with them.

"I'm just excited to get back on the ice again and see where God takes me on this journey," Rafalski said.

In 833 career NHL regular-season games with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings, Rafalski accumulated 79 goals and 436 assists for 515 points.


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