The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenseman Lukas Krajicek to a one-year contract Wednesday.
"Lukas is one of the elite skating defensemen in the NHL and he played admirably for us last season in a difficult blueline situation," Lightning general manager Brian Lawton in a press release. "We are pleased to sign him for the 2009-10 season and we look forward to seeing for training camp."
Krajicek, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound native of Prostejov, Czech Republic, played in 71 games with the Lightning last season, recording two goals and 19 points. He led all Tampa Bay defensemen in assists and points while also ranking second in blocked shots with 90.
Last season Krajicek established career highs for assists, points and average ice time with 19:37.
The 25-year-old has played in 278 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Florida. Krajicek has registered 10 career goals and 69 points with five power play goals and two game-winning goals.