Gudlevskis was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Sunday. As expected, Gudlevskis will return to the AHL following the return of Andrei Vasilevskiy from his rehab assignment with Syracuse. The young netminder had a nice outing for his club in his only start, dropping the contest in overtime despite stopping 31 of the 32 shots he faced in the game. However, he'll go back to serving a role of organizational depth barring another injury of some kind to one of the other two Lightning goaltenders.
Gudlevskis made 31 saves and allowed a goal in overtime of Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Blackhawks. Gudlevskis got the called up from Syracuse to make his season debut and he did not disappoint, shutting down the Hawks all night. It took an incredible individual effort by Jonathan Toews to get the puck past Gudlevskis for the winner in OT. The Latvian youngster really has a shot to steal the backup job with Andrei Vasilevskiy on the shelf. The Lightning play four games next week, so Gudlevskis is worth an add as a streamer if he gets another. start.
As expected, Gudlevskis will get the starting nod Saturday against the Blackhawks, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ben Bishop got the start in net Friday against Winnipeg, so the Lightning recalled Gudlevskis on Friday night with the intention of starting him Saturday against the Hawks. Gudlevskis has played well with AHL Syracuse this season, posting a 2.00 GAA and .930 save percentage in two starts. On Saturday he will take on a Chicago team that has averaged 2.43 goals scored per game thus far this season.
Gudlevskis was recalled by Tampa Bay on Friday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. With Ben Bishop starting in goal Friday against the Jets, Gudlevskis will likely get the start between the pipes Saturday against Chicago.
Kristers Gudlevskis has been reassigned to AHL Syracuse, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
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