Kristers Gudlevskis

#50 G / Tampa Bay Lightning / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 lb Age: 23 College: None

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Lightning's Kristers Gudlevskis: Reassigned to AHL

      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.

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      Lightning's Kristers Gudlevskis: Solid in season debut Saturday, but takes loss

      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.

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      Lightning's Kristers Gudlevskis: Will start Saturday against Chicago

      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.

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      Lightning's Kristers Gudlevskis: Recalled by Tampa Bay on Friday

      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.

    • Sent down to Syracuse of AHL

      News: Kristers Gudlevskis has been reassigned to AHL Syracuse, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
      Analysis: Kevin Poulin has earned the backup role with the big club, but that could be the best thing that could happen to Kristers Gudlevskis this season. Starter Ben Bishop is expected to carry the bulk of the load early this season, so the backup just won't get a ton of playing time. And playing time is exactly what Gudlevskis needs to prove he has an NHL future.
    • Appears to be heading to the AHL

      News: Kristers Gudlevskis looks like he'll start the season with the AHL Syracuse Crunch, reports the Tampa Tribune.
      Analysis: It's the right move for the Bolts, who are working to develop the talented Latvian into a starting NHL netminder. He needs a heavy workload and the best place for that is in the AHL.
    • Lobbying for backup job in Tampa Bay

      News: Kristers Gudlevskis, claimed off waivers from the Islanders on Sunday, remains a candidate for the backup goalie job behind Ben Bishop to open the new season, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
      Analysis: Kristers Gudlevskis and Kevin Poulin, also claimed off waivers, are said to be the only internal options for the gig at this point. Gudlevskis appeared in 46 games this past season with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, posting a 2.81 GAA and .900 save percentage.
    • Bolts' Gudlevskis Sidelined With Minor Injury

      News: Kristers Gudlevskis will not practice this weekend due to a "minor" upper-body injury he suffered in Tuesday's prospects game against the Panthers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
      Analysis: It's great news for Tampa Bay, as they can now rest easy knowing that Kristers Gudlevskis isn't in danger of being sidelined for an extended period of time. A long-term injury to Gudlevskis is something the team can ill afford, as their goaltender depth has already been stretched thin by the absence of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is scheduled to miss the next two-to-three months while recovering from a blood clot he recently had surgically removed.
    • Bolts' Gudlevskis Exits With Injury

      News: Kristers Gudlevskis left Tuesday's prospects game against the Panthers with an upper-body injury, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
      Analysis: This could become a dire situation for the Lightning, as Kristers Gudlevskis is expected to open the season as Tampa's top backup in goal after Andrei Vasilevskiy required a procedure to remove a blood clot that will sideline him for two-to-three months. Depending on the severity of Tuesday's injury, that expectation may now be in serious doubt. If Gudlevskis is sidelined for an extended period of time, camp tryout Ray Emery would likely step in to serve as Bishop's backup. The team is expected to provide an update on Gudlevskis' status on Wednesday.
    • Bolts' Gudlevskis In Line To Open Season As Backup

      News: With Andrei Vasilevskiy slated to remain off the ice for the next two-to-three months while recovering from a blood clot near his collarbone, Kristers Gudlevskis is expected to serve as the backup goalie behind Ben Bishop.
      Analysis: Vasilevskiy's recovery timetable has him on track to sit out until early November at the earliest, paving the way for Kristers Gudlevskis to stick with the Bolts for at least the first month of the season. Coach Jon Cooper showed a willingness to give Bishop more frequent nights off than some of the league's top netminders last season, but that was due in some part to the reliability Vasilevskiy showed in a part-time role. Though Gudlevskis is a quality prospect, it might take a while before he earns the same amount of trust from the coaching staff, which could result in Bishop bearing a heavier workload to open the campaign, at least until Vasilevskiy is healthy enough to return. That said, because of the overall strength of the Bolts' roster, Gudlevskis should be well positioned to come away with the win nearly anytime he's called upon to make a spot start.
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