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Kristers Gudlevskis | Goalie | #50

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (124) /
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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. Jan 1 - 6:34 PM

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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

The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent Kristers Gudlevskis down to the AHL on Sunday following the call-up of Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Gudlevskis served as Ben Bishop's backup while Vasilevskiy got some playing time in Syracuse. The 23-year-old has only appeared in one game this season (0-0-1) but fared rather well in an overtime loss to Chicago. He owns a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .969 save percentage at the NHL level.
Source: TVA Sports
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 02:20:00 PM

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

Gudlevskis has a 2.40 GAA and .922 save percentage in 12 AHL games. The Lightning also sent goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to the minors, so this isn't a case of Gudlevskis filling in for an injured goaltender.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:42:00 PM

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

With Andrei Vasilevskiy ready to return, the Lightning had to send Gudlevskis back down to the farm. The 23-year-old lost his only start in overtime, but he did impress during that game. He has a bright future, but Tampa Bay's crease is crowded with Ben Bishop and Vasilevskiy.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Jon Cooper said that Kristers Gudlevskis was his best player in Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss to Chicago.

The game was tied at 0-0 going into overtime, where Jonathan Toews scored the game-winner. "Gudlevskis was the best player on the ice for us," Cooper said. "He was fantastic. Their guy (Toews) made a big-time play." The Bolts recalled Gudlevskis earlier in the day and decided to give him the start over backup Kevin Poulin (who was placed on waivers).
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis blocked 31 shots in the Lightning’s 1-0 overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

All things considered, this was an excellent performance for the 23-year-old. Gudlevskis was making his first start of the season — and second of his career — and it was on the road. He hadn’t appeared in an NHL game since April 22 when the Lightning played the Canadiens in the playoffs. In two games in the AHL, Gudlevskis had a 2.00 GAA and .930 SV%.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis will indeed be the starter Saturday night against Chicago.

Gudlevskis has looked good in two AHL starts this season posting a 2-0-0 record with a 2.00 GAA and a .930 save percentage. Gudlevskis does have one career NHL start, last season against Columbus where he turned aside 36 of 38 shots for the win.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis is the likely starter Saturday night against Chicago.

Ben Bishop has started all eight of Tampa's game thus far and needs a rest. Gudlevskis has looked good in two AHL starts this season posting a 2-0-0 record with a 2.00 GAA and a .930 save percentage. He will be in tough Saturday night against a talented Chicago team, though.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:28:00 PM

It appears the Tampa Bay Lightning will recall goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis and he is slated to get the start on Saturday.

The Lightning have used Kevin Poulin as the backup to Ben Bishop but coach Jon Cooper stated that the backup goalie at the beginning of the season would not necessarily get the start when the backup would be needed. Gudlevskis was not in the Syracuse lineup on Friday or even on the bench leading to speculation that he was being recalled. The Latvian netminder was 2-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .930 save percentage in the AHL this season.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 05:29:00 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been assigned to the minors.

Kevin Poulin will be Ben Bishop's backup to start the season. Mike Angelidis, Jonathan Marchessault and Luke Witkowski have also been sent to AHL Syracuse.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis (upper body) was able to practice fully on Monday morning.

He wasn't able to participate in sessions over the weekend and said he's close to being back to 100 percent. Gudlevskis appears to be ready to start his battle for the backup job with the Lightning after getting injured at a prospects game last week.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis' upper-body injury shouldn't be a long-term issue, according to Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

Gudlevskis won't practice this weekend though. Assuming he's healthy in time, Gudlevskis will battle with Ray Emery for the backup job in Tampa Bay.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis (upper body) wasn't on the ice with the Lightning on Wednesday.

Gudlevskis was hurt during a rookie tournament game on Tuesday. He still needs to be re-evaluated, so for now the severity of his injury isn't known. That being said, coach Rob Zettler believed he was just "a little bit sore."
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis will be evaluated further on Wednesday, but it doesn't sound like his upper-body injury is serious.

"He's a little bit sore but he seems to be okay," said Rob Zettler, who is serving as Tampa Bay's head coach during the rookie tournament. "You first see him go down and it's 'Oh boy' but after talking to him, he doesn't feel like it's anything crazy but we'll wait to see what the doc says." Gudlevskis appeared to injure his left shoulder or wrist area after a collision in Tuesday's prospects game. His injury could open the door for tryout Ray Emery or Adam Wilcox to claim the backup job for the Lightning at the start of the year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy