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Andrei Vasilevskiy | Goalie | #88

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 207
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (19) / TB
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Andrei Vasilevskiy will play between the pipes against Carolina Friday night.
Vasilevskiy was part of Team Russia's roster for the World Cup, but he didn't end up playing for them at all. He'll enter this season as Ben Bishop's backup, but he's promising enough to potentially challenge Bishop for playing time. Sep 30 - 12:29 PM

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Andrei Vasilevskiy will be scratched for Saturday's semi-final match against Canada.

Vasilevskiy has yet to suit up for Russia in the World Cup, which isn't terribly surprising given he has Sergei Bobrovkski and Semyon Varlamov ahead of him. Fantasy owners still should eye the young netminder as a solid back-up option, especially in deeper leagues.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Sep 24 - 6:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year contract extension worth $10.5M.

The move could clear the way for Ben Bishop to be dealt as the Lightning think that Vasilevskiy is their goaltender of the future. He was terrific in the playoffs against the Penguins taking the eventual champs to seven games in a tough Eastern Conference final. Look for Vasilevskiy to split the net with Bishop if both are with TBay next season and to play 60 games if Bishop is traded. Draft him fairly high and higher if it's a keeper league.
Jul 1 - 2:50 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will force the Lightning to make changes to their crease eventually, but for now the team is satisfied to have him play with Ben Bishop.

"Is (Vasilevskiy) going to be a No. 1 starting goaltender in this league? I don't have a doubt in my mind," coach Jon Cooper said. "The ceiling is limitless." The Lightning could decide to trade Bishop with a potential expansion draft next year, but GM Steve Yzerman doesn't have a problem starting the season with Vasilevskiy and Bishop.
May 28 - 1:53 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy did all he could for Tampa Bay on Thursday night in stopping 37 shots, but it wasn't enough for the Bolts who fell 2-1 to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Vasilevskiy played extremely well coming in for starter Ben Bishop, who went down in Game 1 of the series. At just 21 years of age, he played with poise, ferocity and gave his team a chance against one of the league's premier offences. Bishop has garnered two Vezina Trophy nominations in the past three years and is currently an NHL All Star, but Vasilevskiy makes Bishop expendable.
May 26 - 11:24 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will remain in goal for the Lightning in Game 7 on Thursday night.

Vasilevskiy isn't your average backup, owning a 2.87 GAA and .921 save percentage in seven playoff games this year.
May 26 - 7:57 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy was the first goalie to leave the ice following Thursday's morning skate.

That suggests Vasilevskiy will start, though that was to be expected with Ben Bishop (lower body) sidelined. Vasilevskiy has a 2.87 GAA and .921 save percentage in seven playoff games this year.
May 26 - 5:50 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Bolts appeared to open the scoring in the first period, but after review, the officials decided that Jonathan Drouin was offside. The Penguins followed that up by scoring the first three goals of the game. The Bolts will now have to travel back to Pittsburgh for Game 7 of the series. Tampa's number one goalie Ben Bishop (lower body) has been making progress, but all signs point to Vasilevskiy getting the start in goal for the Bolts. Game 7 will take place on Thursday night.
May 24 - 11:25 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will play between the pipes for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Ben Bishop is making progress, but he's not healthy enough to play yet, so the Lightning will stick with Vasilevskiy. That's worked out fine for the Lightning so far as Vasilevskiy has a 2.65 GAA and .928 save percentage in six playoff games.
May 24 - 3:54 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 of 34 shots in Sunday's 4-3 OT win over the Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Lightning got off to a rocky start after the Pens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period. The Bolts managed to tie the game at two, but the Pens jumped back in front when Chris Kunitz scored the go-ahead goal with 50 seconds remaining in the second. With time running out in regulation, Nikita Kucherov tied the game to force overtime. Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal just 53 seconds into the extra period. Vasilevskiy now has a 3-2 record with a 2.65 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this postseason.
May 22 - 11:33 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

The 21-year-old will be making his fourth consecutive start. Vasilevskiy enters the game with a 2-2 record, a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason. He'll keep getting the starts until Ben Bishop is able to return from his lower-body injury.
May 22 - 5:27 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 of 38 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Lightning were in full control of the game through two periods, as they entered the third with a 4-0 lead. The Penguins seemed to find their game in the last 20 minutes and cut the lead to 4-3. Despite their lackluster play in the third, the Bolts managed to hold on for the win. Vasilevskiy has a 2-2 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason.
May 20 - 11:25 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start in Game 4 against the Penguins.

Starter Ben Bishop still isn't ready to return from his lower-body injury. Vasilevskiy has a 1-2 record with a 2.45 goals-against-average and a .935 save percentage this postseason.
May 20 - 7:55 PM

Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, filling in for first-stringer Ben Bishop (lower-body injury), was impressive during the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night.

Vasilevskiy made 44 saves against the Pens, who took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final. Vasilevskiy is 1-2 in the playoffs but he's played better than his record. He stopped 38 shots against Pittsburgh in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Pens on Monday. His goals-against average is now 2.45 in the postseason. His save percentage is .935. If Bishop is ready to play in Game 4 in Tampa on Friday, he will and Vasilevskiy will return to the bench, despite his first-rate play.
May 18 - 11:41 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will indeed get the nod for the Lightning again in Game 3 against Pittsburgh.

Ben Bishop is getting closer to being available to return from a lower-body injury, but he won't be back on Wednesday night. Vasilevskiy made 38 saves on 41 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins on Monday. He has a 1.74 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage in three appearances this playoffs, but Game 2 was his first start.
May 18 - 2:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cory Conacher
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Jeremy Morin
6Joel Vermin
7Adam Erne
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy