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Peter Budaj | Goalie | #31

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (63) / COL
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Peter Budaj will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.
Budaj continues to serve as his team's third goaltender for now. Louis Domingue will be Andrei Vasilevskiy's backup tonight. Budaj has a 3-3-1 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .876 save percentage this season. Cedric Paquette, Slater Koekkoek, Jake Dotchin and Cory Conacher are also expected to watch the game from the press box. Mar 22 - 6:48 PM

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Peter Budaj has been taken off injured reserve.

Budaj was still on Tampa Bay's IR list after he rejoined the team from his AHL conditioning stint. The Lightning have assigned Louis Domingue to the minors, Budaj will be Andrei Vasilevskiy's backup on Tuesday night.
Mar 13 - 12:49 PM

Peter Budaj has been summoned by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Budaj was in the AHL on a conditioning stint. Before that, he hadn't played since Dec. 29 due to a lower-body injury. The Lightning currently have three goaltenders on their roster, including Louis Domingue, but there's no roster limit at this stage of the season, so they are in a position to do that if they want. It should be noted, however, that he is still listed on injured reserve.
Mar 12 - 11:36 AM

Peter Budaj has been sent to the minors on a conditioning assignment.

Budaj has been sidelined since Dec. 29 because of a lower-body injury. In seven games with the Lightning this season, he has gone 3-3-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average and .878 save percentage.
Mar 6 - 1:21 PM

GM Steve Yzerman announced that Peter Budaj is nearing a return from his lower-body injury.

Budaj has been out of action since Dec. 29. He won't be healthy enough to suit up for this afternoon's tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers, leaving us with Louis Domingue backing up Andrei Vasilevskiy. With Domingue playing well in Budaj absence, Yzerman added that Budaj isn't guaranteed his backup role when he is healthy enough to return.
Mar 3 - 12:03 PM

Peter Budaj is week-to-week with a lower body injury according to coach Jon Cooper.

It should not affect your fantasy team as Budaj rarely played with Andrei Vasilevskiy playing at a Vezina pace. Budaj is 3-3-1 this season with a 3.80 GAA and a .878 save percentage. The Lightning's new backup is Louis Domingue who was acquired seven weeks ago from Arizona.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Peter Budaj (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Budaj suffered what looked like a leg injury on Friday. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman didn't have a timetable for Budaj's return, but moving him to the IR guarantees that he'll miss at least a week.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Peter Budaj was able to return to the bench Friday night after he was forced to leave the game with what appeared to be a left leg injury.

Coach Jon Cooper indicated after the contest that the Lightning may have to call up another goalie from AHL Syracuse to replace Budaj. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Peter Budaj allowed four goals on 33 shots before leaving the game in pain after being rolled over by Scott Laughton.

Budaj was pretty solid before being forced to leave due to injury. His record falls to 3-3-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average and a .878 save percentage. Budaj left the game and did not return, ceding the net to Andrei Vasilevskiy. Coach Jon Cooper said after the game that the team would re-evaluate the injured goaltender, but that they may have to call someone up.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Peter Budaj will be in goal on Friday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Lightning are coming off a 3-1 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night so it makes sense for Budaj to start in the second end of a back-to-back situation. Budaj is 3-2-1 on the season with a 3.67 goals-against average and a .878 save percentage. He will look to improve on those stats on Friday and get his third straight win.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 06:49:00 PM

Peter Budaj turned aside 32 of 37 shots in a 6-5 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Budaj was selected in the second round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. It marks his fourth career victory over his former club. His record improves to 3-2-1 with a 3.68 goals against average and .878 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:58:00 PM

It appears the Tampa Bay Lightning will have Peter Budaj in goal tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Lightning wanted to get Budaj a game in on their current road trip. Expect to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal on Tuesday against the Golden Knights. Budaj has a 2-2-1 record with a 3.40 goals against average and .881 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 02:15:00 PM

Peter Budaj stopped 28 of 30 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

As you may remember, Budaj played for the Avalanche from 2005-06 to 2010-11. He gave up the game's first goal to Gabriel Landeskog less than two minutes into the first period, but his teammates responded in a big way. Budaj now owns a 2-2-1 record with a 3.40 goals-against-average and a .881 save percentage this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value because he's behind workhorse goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Peter Budaj is expected be the Lightning's starter on Thursday.

Budaj is getting his first start since Nov. 25. He has a 1-2-1 record, 3.75 GAA, and .867 save percentage in four contests this season.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Peter Budaj allowed five goals on 34 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins scored four goals in the first 22:22 of the game and they never looked back. The Lightning backup goalie now has a 1-2-1 record with a 3.75 goals-against-average and a .867 save percentage this season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Brayden Point
3Tyler Johnson
4Cedric Paquette
5Anthony Cirelli
6Gabriel Dumont
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Yanni Gourde
3Alex Killorn
4Chris Kunitz
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2J.T. Miller
3Ryan Callahan
4Cory Conacher
5Adam Erne
D1Victor Hedman
2Ryan McDonagh
3Mikhail Sergachev
4Anton Stralman
5Dan Girardi
6Braydon Coburn
7Jake Dotchin
8Slater Koekkoek
9Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj
3Louis Domingue