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Andrei Vasilevskiy will be out for four-to-six weeks with a broken foot.

Vasilevskiy has a 9-3-1 record, 2.29 GAA, and .927 save percentage in 13 games this season. If there's a silver lining, it's that this will give him a breather so that he's not worn out down the stretch.
Nov 16 - 3:19 PM

Michael Bournival has been sent to the minors.

Bournival had been placed on waivers, but went unclaimed. He began the season on the injured reserve list, but is presumably healthy now.
Nov 16 - 2:17 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy suffered a broken foot at practice Wednesday, per backup goalie Louis Domingue.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper only said that the netminder would be sidelined indefinitely. "Until we hear from our doctors," Cooper said, "we have no other comment at this time." He has returned to Tampa Bay to be re-evaluated. Domingue will be looked upon to step up in Vasilevskiy's absence.
Nov 16 - 10:50 AM

Nikita Kucherov chipped in three assists in Thursday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Kucherov had the secondary helper on three power-play goals by Brayden Point. He also added four shots in the match. Kucherov has amassed 21 points in 19 outings this year.
Nov 16 - 10:44 AM

Louis Domingue stopped 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tonight marked Domingue's first start since Andrei Vasilevskiy was officially ruled out due to what is believed to be a broken foot/ankle. Tampa's backup made several big stops, including nine saves in the final period to gets his team the victory. He'll see his record improve to 4-2-0 with a 3.36 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage. The 26-year-old goaltender should be picked up in every league.
Nov 15 - 9:46 PM

Brayden Point scored a hat trick during Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wow. Point needed just 91 seconds to complete a natural hat trick. His first goal of the night came with three seconds left in the opening period, and he opened up the second with goals at the 0:41 and 1:28 mark. All three goals came on the power play, giving the 22-year-old center 12 goals and 22 points in 19 games this season. It’s officially the sixth-fastest hat trick in NHL history. Yanni Gourde got the game-winner in this one.
Nov 15 - 9:41 PM

Anton Stralman (upper body) will not play on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stralman was initially listed as doubtful pre-game. Slater Koekkoek and Danick Martel will be tonight's scratches.
Nov 15 - 6:57 PM

Louis Domingue is expected to be in goal on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Domingue will now get the bulk of the starts with Andrei Vasilevskiy (lower body) sidelined. Tampa's backup is definitely worth picking up off the waiver wire. However, unlike Vasilevskiy, you should probably pick your starts with Domingue. He has a 3-2-0 record, a 3.43 goals-against-average and a .887 save percentage.
Nov 15 - 6:14 PM

Michael Bournival has been placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bournival hasn't been able to play yet this season, but this presumably means he's now able to help AHL Syracuse. He had 15 goals and 34 points in 57 AHL contests in 2017-18.
Nov 15 - 12:53 PM

Anton Stralman (upper body) is doubtful for Thursday's game.

Stralman is getting close though. He has a goal and eight points in 16 contests in 2018-19.
Nov 15 - 12:34 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled Edward Pasquale from the minors.

The move makes sense considering Andrei Vasilevskiy (foot) is expected to miss a good amount of time. Pasquale has never suited up in an NHL game. The 27-year-old has 4-2-0 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .896 save percentage this season in the AHL. He'll serve as Louis Domingue's backup for now.
Nov 15 - 10:39 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy (fractured foot) will miss an extended period of time.

That's a huge blow for the Lightning, as Vasilevskiy is one of the top goaltenders in the NHL. The Bolts are talented enough that should be able to survive while their goalie is out, but going from Vasilevskiy to Louis Domingue is a clear downgrade. The 24-year-old had a 9-3-1 record with a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage before the injury.
Nov 15 - 9:59 AM

Anton Stralman (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Stralman was paired with Ryan McDonagh during the session, which is certainly an encouraging sign. He has missed the last two games due to an upper-body injury.
Nov 14 - 1:03 PM

Louis Domingue allowed two goals on 19 shots in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The stats aren’t pretty for Domingue but he didn’t really have much of a chance on either of Buffalo’s goals tonight. The first he allowed was to Jeff Skinner after Buffalo’s winger picked up a loose puck that was blocked by Victor Hedman. The second, was to Kyle Okposo who lasered a shot, using a Lightning as a screen. Domingue will see his record fall to 3-2-0 with a 3.43 goals-against-average and a .887 save percentage.
Nov 13 - 10:24 PM

Anthony Cirelli scored a goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Lightning found themselves down two goals 5:43 into the second period but Cirelli got them right back into it just 15 seconds later on a breakaway. Unfortunately for the Lightning, they couldn’t beat Carter Hutton for the rest of the night. It’s Cirelli’s third goal of the season, bringing him to six points in 18 games.
Nov 13 - 10:21 PM

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