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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The Tampa Bay Lightning will have Peter Budaj in the crease when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

This is not a surprise considering the Lightning are on the second half of a back-to-back. Budaj's last outing was a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on November 9th. He has a 1-1-1 record with a 3.33 goals against average and a .873 save percentage.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 05:22:00 PM

Peter Budaj made 22 saves on 24 shots in a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Budaj squared off against his former mates, the Los Angeles Kings, and won on Thursday night. The goalie made 22 saves en route to his first win of the season. Of course, Budaj had help with a four-goal cushion entering the second period. His record is now 1-1-1, with a goals-against average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .873.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 01:30:00 AM

Peter Budaj is likely to start Thursday against Los Angeles.

Andrei Vasilevskiy was in goal for Wednesday's 5-1 win over San Jose and could get the night off, so that Budaj can play against his former team. He appeared in 53 games with the Kings in 2016-17 after Jonathan Quick and Jeff Zatkoff were injured. "They gave me a chance when nobody else would," Budaj said. "This will always be a special place for me." He has a 0-1-1 record in his previous two starts this season.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 03:58:00 PM

Peter Budaj made 17 saves on 21 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

This game won't help his goals-against-average. Budaj's record falls to 0-1-1 with goals against average of 4.00, on the nose. His save percentage is now .855 on the season.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10:38:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning will start Peter Budaj tonight against the Anaheim Ducks.

It will be Budaj's second start of the season, losing his first in a shootout to the New Jersey Devils on October 17th. He has a 3.69 goals against average and .882 save percentage.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 05:52:00 PM

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LW1Vladislav Namestnikov
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
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5Cory Conacher
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Yanni Gourde
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D1Victor Hedman
2Mikhail Sergachev
3Anton Stralman
4Jake Dotchin
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Slater Koekkoek
8Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj
3Louis Domingue