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Kucherov left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Kucherov got tangled up with Jack Johnson late in the second period and limped to the bench and down the tunnel. Kucherov did not return for the third period and head coach Jon Cooper did not have an update post-game. Consider Kucherov day-to-day with a lower-body injury until they release more information.

Source: Diana Nearhos 02/12/20, 10:13 am EST

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Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups.

Vasilevskiy stopped 17 of 18 shots in the Lightning's win over the Islanders on Saturday. Vasilevskiy is riding a five-game winning streak, posting a 2.00 GAA and .928 SV%. Tonight he faces the Penguins for the second time in less than a week--he stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh last Thursday.

Source: Diana Nearhos 02/11/20, 6:29 pm EST

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McElhinney will start Monday in Columbus.

McElhinney stopped all 30 shots that he faced in the Lightning's shutout win in San Jose on February 1st. McElhinney has gone 3-2-0 with a 1.83 GAA, .925 SV% and one shutout in his last five starts. Tonight he'll face his former team in Columbus, who will be without seven members of their regular lineup. Still, they've been banged up seemingly all season and come in having won nine of their last 11 (9-1-1).

Source: Alison Lukan 02/10/20, 1:03 pm EST

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Stamkos (lower-body) will not play on Monday.

Stamkos did not come out for the Lightning's morning skate and will not play tonight in Columbus. Stamkos is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, so Mathieu Joseph was recalled from Syracuse (AHL) and will draw into the lineup. Ondrej Palat will move to the top-line with Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 02/10/20, 12:51 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Saturday vs. the Islanders.

Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 31 shots in the Lightning's win over the Penguins on Thursday. Vasilevskiy can't lose right now, going 14-0-1 with a 1.92 GAA and .938 SV% in his last 15 starts. In his first start v.s the Islanders, Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 5-2 loss but that was back when he wasn't playing well.

Source: Joe Smith 02/8/20, 4:40 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups.

Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Lightning's win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday. Vasilevskiy is on a 14-game point streak (13-0-1) while posting a 1.92 GAA, .938 SV % and two shutouts over that stretch. In his first start vs. the Penguins, Vasilevskiy stopped 37 of 39 shots in the Lightning's 3-2 win in late-October.

Source: Diana Nearhos 02/6/20, 6:36 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy is expected to start Thursday vs. the Penguins.

Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Lightning's win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday. Vasilevskiy is on a 14-game point streak (13-0-1) while posting a 1.92 GAA, .938 SV % and two shutouts over that stretch. In his first start vs. the Penguins, Vasilevskiy stopped 37 of 39 shots in the Lightning's 3-2 win in late-October.

Source: Joe Smith 02/6/20, 2:53 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Tuesday vs. the Golden Knights.

Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Lightning's win in Anaheim last Friday. Since returning from their bye week, Vasilevskiy has gone 2-0-1 while stopping 87 of the 95 shots (.916 SV%) that he's faced. Tonight he faces a Vegas team that has lost six of their last nine (3-5-1) while averaging 2.67 goals per game.

Source: Bryan Burns 02/4/20, 1:39 pm EST

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