After missing the first month of the season with a blood clot near his collarbone, it seems Andrei Vasilevskiy is ready to play for Tampa Bay.
The Lightning announced that Vasilevskiy has been recalled from his AHL conditioning stint. They sent down netminder Kristers Gudlevskis in a corresponding move, reinforcing the perception that Vasilevskiy is good to go.
Vasilevskiy took part in two games with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch and posted a 1.00 GAA and .966 save percentage.
The 21-year-old is coming off of an impressive rookie campaign, which led to the expectation that he would push Ben Bishop for playing time this season. During his absence, Bishop was asked to start in 11 of 12 games, but he’ll likely get days off significantly more frequently going forward.
The Lightning also summoned forward Tye McGinn and sent Jonathan Marchessault to the AHL.