Andrei Vasilevskiy Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/25/1994 (29)
Andrei Vasilevskiy Last 10 Games
Andrei Vasilevskiy News
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is the likely starting goaltender for Wednesday's road game against the New York Rangers. Backup Jonas Johansson was the lone goalie on the ice for the morning skate on Wednesday, meaning Vasilevskiy will likely start against the Rangers while Johansson could very well be the club's starting netminder for Thursday's back-to-back versus the New York Islanders. The decorated veteran missed time early following back surgery and hasn't been at his best since returning, posting a 2.85 goals-against average and an .899 save percentage in 26 games, both of which are easily career-worst figures. The Lightning have won three straight entering Wednesday's contest.
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy bagged his first shutout of the season Monday when the team rolled past Dallas 4-0. The former Vezina winner gave up six goals against the Stars on Saturday in Dallas in an 8-1 loss but completely turned things around on home ice with 25 saves. It's been a struggle so far for Vasilevskiy, whose season debut was delayed by a back problem. Tampa's No. 1 has featured in five games, posting a 2-3-0 record with a 3.03 goals-against average and a .887 save percentage. However, Monday's shutout should do wonders for his confidence.
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (back) is on the cusp of making his season debut, and his first appearance could come on Friday after the team waived Matt Tomkins. The move will allow Tampa Bay to activate Vasilevskiy from long-term Injured Reserve ahead of Friday's matchup versus Carolina. It has already been reported that Vasilevskiy will have a "good chance" to play at some point during the team's upcoming three-game road trip, which begins on Friday and also features a pair of stops early next week. Vasilevskiy's return means Jonas Johansson will have to settle into a backup role, and he likely won't be seeing a lot of action.
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (back) has a "really good chance" to play sometime during the team's upcoming three-game road trip, according to head coach Jon Cooper. Vasilevskiy hasn't played yet this season after undergoing back surgery late in the offseason but is closing in on his 8-10 week prognosis. He will immediately reclaim the starting job in Tampa upon his return, pushing Jonas Johansson to the backup role. Those with Johansson in fantasy leagues may have already missed their selling window, but it isn't a bad idea to send out some offers now and see if anything can be recouped for the soon-to-be backup.