Report: Tampa Bay to sign goalie Curtis McElhinney

According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, the Tampa Bay Lightning are closing in on a deal with veteran goaltender Curtis McElhinney.

The veteran goalie revitalized his career after being picked up off waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes and used his success down the stretch to construct a new deal. Tampa is confident McElhinney can be solid in a back up role, where it's expected he should suit up in roughly 25 games or so. Last season C-Mac managed to get into 33 games and finished the regular season with a 2.58 gaa and .912 save %.

The goalie market is heating up. Varlamov, Lehner, Smith, who's going to be left with a chair when the music stops.