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Kristers Gudlevskis | Goalie | #50

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 223
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (124) / TB

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Kristers Gudlevskis has been returned to the minors.
His demotion could indicate that Ben Bishop will be back in the lineup Thursday. Jan 10 - 4:55 PM

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Kristers Gudlevskis has been called up by Tampa Bay.

He saw just 11:27 of ice time against Washington on Dec. 23 and he stopped all three shots he faced in a relief appearance during his last NHL recall. Gudlevskis has two NHL starts in his career and another could be coming with Andrei Vasilevskiy struggling lately.
Jan 9 - 4:35 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been sent to the minors.

Gudlevskis was summoned on Dec. 21 to serve as the Lightning's number two goaltender while Ben Bishop is sidelined. Bishop is still hurt, but the Lightning have decided to return Gudlevskis to the AHL so that he doesn't go too long without getting a start.
Jan 4 - 5:49 PM

It was reported earlier that Kristers Gudlevskis would be joining the Tampa Bay Lightning and now the team has made his recall official.

Ben Bishop will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks with a lower-body injury. Gudlevskis will be Andrei Vasilevskiy's backup until Bishop is ready to return.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis will be brought up by the Lightning, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Ben Bishop left Tuesday's game against Detroit after he suffered a lower-body injury, so Gudlevskis will be Andrei Vasilevskiy's understudy. The Lightning play back-to-back games Thursday and Friday prior to the Christmas break.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been sent to AHL Syracuse.

Ben Bishop is expected to start the season as the Lightning's starting goaltender and Andrei Vasilevskiy will be the backup. Gudlevskis might be summoned in the event of an injury, but otherwise he's projected to spend the full 2016-17 campaign in the minors. Bishop can become an unrestricted free agent beyond this season though, so there might be an opportunity for Gudlevskis to become Vasilevskiy's understudy at that point.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gudlevskis posted a 2.83 GAA and .907 save percentage in 41 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's projected to start the 2016-17 campaign in the minors, but beyond that he might end up as the Lightning's backup goaltender if Ben Bishop walks after his contract expires in 2017 or is traded before that and the LIghtning don't sign another veteran goalie at that time.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 06:47:00 PM

After Ben Bishop was injured in Game 1 against Pittsburgh, Kristers Gudlevskis backed up Andrei Vasilevskiy.

If Bishop can't go in Game 2, Vasilevskiy would start and Gudlevskis would serve as the backup from the start of the game. Gudlevskis started just one NHL game this season, and it came back in October. The 23-year-old had a 16-12-8 record with a 2.83 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch in 2015-16.
Sun, May 15, 2016 10:54:00 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been called up by Tampa Bay.

The Syracuse Crunch didn't qualify for the AHL playoffs, so Gudlevskis will provide some goaltending depth for the Lightning.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 11:57:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned Kristers Gudlevskis to the AHL.

In a corresponding move, the Lightning have recalled Andrei Vasilevskiy from AHL Syracuse. The 23-year-old has made only one appearance in the NHL this season.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This is a familiar practice for Tampa Bay at this point. By calling up Gudlevskis, they can temporarily send Andrei Vasilevskiy to the minors to get in some extra work. Vasilevskiy has a ton of upside, but Ben Bishop is the clear starter this season, so that's why the Lightning keep swapping their backup goaltenders.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis was returned to AHL Syracuse on Sunday.

The Lightning wanted Andrei Vasilevskiy to get in a start with AHL Syracuse on Saturday, so that's why the two were flipped. Gudlevskis will resume his role with the Crunch.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

That allows Tampa Bay to send Andrei Vasilevskiy to the minors so he can get in some work. Gudlevskis has a 2.99 GAA and .901 save percentage in 25 AHL games this season.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been returned to AHL Syracuse.

Gudlevskis only got one start over the roughly two weeks that he was with the Lightning. By sending him back down, Gudlevskis will get to work more regularly while Andrei Vasilevskiy resumes his role as the team's backup.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been summoned by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Gudlevskis will assume the Lightning's backup role while Andrei Vasilevskiy gets in a bit of extra work in the AHL. Gudlevskis's stint with the Lightning isn't likely to be long.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 05:44:00 PM

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