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Andrei Vasilevskiy to miss 8-10 weeks following back surgery

by Brenton Kemp | Lightning Correspondent | Thu, Sep 28th 3:36pm EDT

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss the next 8-10 weeks after undergoing back surgery Thursday morning. (Tamp Bay Lightning on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Of course, this is a significant blow to the Bolts as the six-time All-Star is the backbone of their team. Vasilevskiy has not only put up a career 2.52 GAA and .919 Sv% across 425 regular-season appearances, he has started at least 60 games in three of the last non-COVID seasons. Next up in line in goal for Tampa Bay -- barring a move -- is Jonas Johansson who owns a career 3.32 GAA and .887 Sv% across just 35 NHL appearances.

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