Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy out 4-6 weeks with fractured foot

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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy pauses during a break in the third period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured left foot. 

This means at the earliest, Vasilevskiy returns on December 13 when the Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs or as late as December 27 when the Philadelphia Flyers come to Tampa.

This is what we know:

On Wednesday, Vasy left practice in Pittsburgh with foot discomfort. Thursday he traveled back to Tampa for testing for what is being reported to be a broken foot. 

Head Coach, Job Cooper, confirmed this by saying, “He is out indefinitely. He got hurt in practice yesterday. He’s gone back to Tampa to be reevaluated. Until we hear from our doctors we have no other comment.”

Expect backup goalie, Louis Domingue, to start tonight in Pittsburgh. In other roster moves, the Lightning recalled Eddie Pasquale from AHL Syracuse. 

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