Andrei Vasilevskiy has back surgery, expected to miss first 2 months of season: How the Lightning adjust

Andrei Vasilevskiy has back surgery, expected to miss first 2 months of season: How the Lightning adjust

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had back surgery to address a lumbar disc herniation, the team announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know:

Vasilevskiy is expected to miss the first two months of the season.
In 2022-23, Vasilevskiy went 34-22-4 with a 2.65 goals against average and .915 save percentage. His 34 wins rank fifth in his nine NHL seasons.
The Lightning finished 46-30-6 last season before losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs.

The Athletic’s instant analysis:

Losing Vasilevskiy for this significant of a period of time…


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