With Bishop a little banged up, Lightning recall Vasilevskiy

AP

The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t have a game on the docket on Friday, yet it’s been a busy day in their net.

One scare was, at least at this point, more of a bullet allegedly dodged: Ben Bishop left practice early on, but just for precautionary reasons.

So … maybe this isn’t technically directly related then, even if feels that way, but regardless: the Lightning brought up Andrei Vasilevskiy from the AHL while demoting Kristers Gudlevskis.

Again, this may have been a part of the plan:

While that seems a little murky, there’s a chance Ondrej Palat may be able to return soon, so that’s a nice plus for a Lightning team that’s still trying to find its footing.

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