Last Game
Tue, Nov 28
@ Arizona Coyotes (10-9-2)
  • Mullett Arena

Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
14-4-3 31
13-7-2 28
11-6-3 25
11-6-3 25
10-8-5 25
10-10-2 22
9-10-2 20
8-9-0 16

2023 Goaltending

Overtime Loss
Goals Against Average
Saves Percentage
Regular Season 1 1 0 2.52 .891 0

Top Andrei Vasilevskiy News

  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Takes loss Monday

    Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 23 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Avalanche. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.

    Vasilevskiy didn't get anywhere near the goal support he received in his season debut Friday versus the Hurricanes, when the Lightning won 8-2. In Monday's contest, Tampa Bay racked up 40 shots on net but solved Alexandar Georgiev only once. With five goals allowed on 47 shots over his first two outings, Vasilevskiy is still likely shaking off some rust after a two-month absence to begin the season. He'll get a night off Tuesday in Arizona, but it's safe to assume he'll make his next start Thursday versus the Penguins.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Starting in Colorado

    Vasilevskiy will guard the road net Monday against Colorado, per Ryan Boulding of

    Vasilevskiy is coming off a 22-save performance in Friday's 8-2 win over Carolina. He looked solid in his season debut after sitting out the first 20 games following back surgery. The Avalanche rank third in the league this campaign with 3.75 goals per game.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Earns victory in season debut

    Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 24 shots in Friday's 8-2 in against the Hurricanes.

    Vasilevskiy looked solid in his first game action of the 2023-24 campaign after recovering from offseason back surgery. He fell behind 1-0 after Stefan Noesen opened the scoring in the first period, but the Lightning surged ahead afterward. Tampa Bay's power play erupted for three goals in the first 5:54 of the second period, staking the Big Cat to the lead, and he and the Lightning never looked back.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Starting Friday

    Vasilevskiy (back) will make his season debut in Carolina on Friday, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    This is huge news for the Lightning and Vasilevskiy's fantasy managers as the 29-year-old has been out all season after undergoing microdiscectomy surgery midway through training camp. Vasilevskiy, who is widely regarded as a top-three NHL goaltender, was 34-22-4 with a 2.65 GAA and .915 save percentage in 2022-23. Look for Vasilevskiy to garner 75 percent of the starts the rest of the way, although the Lightning may ease him in over the next few weeks. The Hurricanes are tied for 11th in NHL scoring, averaging 3.39 goals per game.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Might return during road trip

    Vasilevskiy (back) won't play Wednesday versus Winnipeg, but he might return during Tampa Bay's upcoming three-game road trip, which will start Friday in Carolina, per Erik Erlendsson of

    Vasilevskiy underwent microdiscectomy surgery in late September and consequently hasn't played this campaign. Once he returns, he'll assume the No. 1 spot and push Jonas Johansson into the backup role. Vasilevskiy had a 34-22-4 record, 2.65 GAA and .915 save percentage in 60 contests last season. Johansson has struggled with a 3.44 GAA and an .893 save percentage through 16 outings this year, so Vasilevskiy's return should be a huge boost for the Lightning.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Returns to practice

    Vasilevskiy practiced Monday for the first time since undergoing back surgery, reports.

    Vasilevskiy will be reevaluated in approximately two weeks, at which time a more definite target date for his season debut will likely be established. The 29-year-old netminder, who underwent microdiscectomy surgery in late September to address a lumbar disc herniation he sustained while weightlifting, went 34-22-4 while posting a 2.65 GAA and a .915 save percentage through 60 appearances last season.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Ahead of schedule

    Vasilevskiy (back) could make his season debut around U.S. Thanksgiving, reports

    Vasy started skating in full equipment in late October, and his rehabilitation is going well. "He is making great progress. He'd rather be doing more than he can right now," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "The timeline has still been the same, but ... I guess that Thanksgiving time to Dec. 1 we should be hoping that he is back." Vasilevskiy had surgery Sept. 28, and the initial timeline for recovery was eight-to-10 weeks.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Makes on-ice appearance for rehab

    Vasilevskiy (back) is on schedule in his rehabilitation, according to Lightning coach Jon Cooper.

    "He's on schedule and looks great, his spirits are great" Cooper told a group of media last Thursday. "I can't put a time table on it, but a few more weeks, right around Thanksgiving time. That's what we're hoping, so nothing's changed there." Vasilevskiy was on the ice Sunday for a light workout as part of his rehab schedule. Cooper said Vasilevskiy likely won't require an AHL rehab stint in Syracuse, although that's always an option.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Shifts to LTIR

    Vasilevskiy (back) was moved to long-term injured reserve Tuesday, according to CapFriendly.

    Vasilevskiy is expected to miss the first two months of the 2023-24 season after undergoing back surgery in late September. The Lightning will go into the upcoming campaign with the goaltending duo of Jonas Johansson and Matt Tomkins.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Moved to IR

    Vasilevskiy (back) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Vasilevskiy underwent back surgery in late September, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He's expected to return in late November or early December. In his absence, Jonas Johansson should see most of the work in net.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Out 8-10 weeks after back surgery

    Vasilevskiy will miss at least 8-10 weeks after undergoing back surgery Thursday, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    Vasilevskiy had successful microdiscectomy surgery due to a lumbar disc herniation. This is a major blow to the Lightning as Vasilevskiy is considered a top-three goaltender in the NHL. Vasilevskiy was 34-22-4 with a 2.65 GAA and a .915 save percentage last year, his sixth straight season with 30-plus wins. Look for Jonas Johansson to take over as Tampa Bay's No. 1 netminder for now but don't be surprised if the Lightning look elsewhere for another goaltender.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Practices Tuesday

    Vasilevskiy (undisclosed) participated in practice Tuesday, per Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times.

    The second part of the session included an intrasquad scrimmage, so Vasilevskiy appears to be fine after taking it slow to begin training camp. He posted a 34-22-4 record last season with a 2.65 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 60 appearances.

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  • Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Taking it slow to start camp

    The Lightning won't rush Vasilevskiy to start camp, as he's dealing with minor injuries, per Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site.

    Vasilevskiy struggled with injuries late in the 2022-23 campaign, so it stands to reason that Tampa would allow its star netminder to ease into training camp. The 29-year-old went 34-22-4 last season with a .915 save percentage, his lowest mark since 2015.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Tyumen, Russia
Age: 29
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left