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Andrei Vasilevskiy out Long-Term following surgery

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

On Thursday, the Lightning announced that their superstar goaltender Vasilevskiy has been ruled out with a long-term injury.

Andrei Vasilevskiy underwent successful back surgery which will leave him out of the Tampa Bay line-up until Late November - Mid December.

This shocking news comes with the NHL season just two-weeks away.

General manager Julien BriseBois said Vasilevskiy had a successful microdiscectomy to address a lumbar disk herniation. This could leave arguably the best goaltender in the world sidelined for at least 25 games.

We wish Vasilevskiy a speedy recovery.

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