Vasilevskiy missed 20 games after undergoing a microdiscectomy to address a lumbar disk herniation two months ago.
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is set to rejoin the lineup and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy remains on target.
The team announced the stunning injury news Thursday, midway through training camp and with opening night less than two weeks away.
“It was a big surprise,” Vasilevskiy said. “I couldn't believe it.”
Outside of one wild second period in Game 4, Vasilevskiy rarely made mistakes or gave up anything easy.
Who loves his teammates? Andrei Vasilevskiy does. Get to know the Big Cat of the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one-minute sitdown!
You may know Andrei Vasilevskiy by a nickname inspired by his fondness for felines, but the netminder has got another moniker he'd prefer.
Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2019-20 Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's top goaltender.
From the sticks that made a great first impression to the ones that never even got a chance, players recall their first pieces of hockey equipment!
First albums aren't always age appropriate – but for different reasons depending on which player you ask!
Andrei Vasilevskiy recorded back-to-back shutouts to cap off a near-perfect week between the pipes for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ahead of the 2019 NHL Awards, players spoke to NHLPA.com to weigh in on what makes the TLA one of the most coveted honours and what makes this season’s finalists so special.
Ben Bishop, Robin Lehner and Andrei Vasilevskiy were named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender on Saturday.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stole the show and another win on the road for the Tampa Bay Lightning with 36 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals to even the Eastern Conference Final Thursday.