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Vasilevskiy will start Thursday vs. the Bruins.

Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 28 shots in Tampa Bay's win in Florida on Tuesday. Things are starting to turn for Vasilevskiy, who has won two in a row while stopping 64 of the 66 shots (.970 SV%) that he has faced. He stopped 34 of 37 shots in a 4-3 shootout win in his first start vs. the Bruins and this time he catches them in the second-half of a back-to-back.

Source: Joe Smith 12/12/19, 2:37 pm EST

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Johnson (undisclosed) will not play Monday; expected to miss a couple of games.

Johnson was not on the ice for Monday's morning skate and head coach Jon Cooper said that he is "definitely out tonight" and that we probably "won't see him for the next couple of games." With Johnson out, the Lightning has recalled Cory Conacher and Mitchell Stephens from Syracuse (AHL).

Source: Bryan Burns 12/9/19, 11:22 am EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Tuesday in Florida.

Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 38 shots in the Lightning's win over the Sharks on Thursday. It was a much-needed outing for Vasilevskiy, who had lost three of his previous four starts. Tonight he faces the Panthers for the third time this season--he has gone 1-1-0 with a 3.06 GAA and .908 SV% in the first two meetings.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 12/10/19, 10:13 am EST

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McElhinney will start Monday against the Islanders.

McElhinney allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Lightning's loss to the Hurricanes on October 30th. Andrei Vasilevskiy has started seven of the last eight games but McElhinney will start the front-end of the Lightning's back-to-back vs. the Islanders. The veteran netminder has gone 1-1-1 with a 3.00 GAA and .916 SV% in three starts at Amalie Arena this season.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 12/9/19, 2:50 pm EST

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The Lightning have recalled Mitchell Stephens from Syracuse (AHL).

Stephens was a second-round pick (No.33 overall) in 2015 and could make his NHL debut on Monday. Stephens has appeared in 131 AHL games before finally getting called-up, including 24 this season and recording 10 points (5G / 5A). Stephens is skating with the fourth-line in the Lightning's morning skate.

Source: Joe Smith 12/9/19, 10:57 am EST

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Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups.

Vasilevskiy surrendered five goals on 21 shots in Tampa Bay's loss to Minnesota on Thursday. Vasilevskiy has struggled in recent outings, going 1-2-1 with a 3.73 GAA and .876 SV% in his last four outings. Tonight he faces a Sharks team that has won four of their last five road games (4-0-1) while scoring 3.40 goals per game.

Source: Bryan Burns 12/7/19, 6:40 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy is expected to start Saturday vs. the Sharks.

Vasilevskiy surrendered five goals on 21 shots in Tampa Bay's loss to Minnesota on Thursday. Vasilevskiy has struggled in recent outings, going 1-2-1 with a 3.73 GAA and .876 SV% in his last four outings. Tonight he faces a Sharks team that has won four of their last five road games (4-0-1) while scoring 3.40 goals per game.

Source: Bryan Burns 12/7/19, 2:11 pm EST

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Killorn (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Killorn was a game-time decision on Tuesday but didn't end up playing for the second straight game. This morning he was on the ice for the morning skate and was on a line with Carter Verhaeghe and Mathieu Joseph, so expect him to fill a fourth-line role if he plays.

Source: Bryan Burns 12/5/19, 11:49 am EST

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Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups.

Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 35 shots in the Lightning's loss in Washington last Friday. Vasilevskiy was 4-4-1 with a 2.92 GAA and .902 SV% in nine starts in November, not exactly what you paid for when you drafted him as the first goalie this fall. A road matchup vs. Nashville is far from an ideal setup but it's hard to bench your horses, so start him and hope things start to turn.

Source: Diana Nearhos 12/3/19, 7:32 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy is expected to start Tuesday in Nashville.

Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 35 shots in the Lightning's loss in Washington last Friday. Vasilevskiy was 4-4-1 with a 2.92 GAA and .902 SV% in nine starts in November, not exactly what you paid for when you drafted him as the first goalie this fall. A road matchup vs. Nashville is far from an ideal setup but it's hard to bench your horses, so start him and hope things start to turn.

Source: Diana Nearhos 12/3/19, 6:00 pm EST

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Killorn (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Killorn missed Saturday's game with a lower-body injury but will be a game-time decision on Tuesday. Killorn was on the ice for Monday's practice and Tuesday's optional morning skate but his status remains uncertain. Cory Conacher was called-up from Syracuse (AHL) in case Killorn can't play.

Source: Diana Nearhos 12/3/19, 2:21 pm EST

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McElhinney will start Saturday vs. the Hurricanes.

McElhinney stopped 32 of 34 shots in the Lightning's win in Chicago on November 21st. Andrei Vasilevskiy started the last four games, including last night, so McElhinney will face his former team on Saturday. He has won three in a row but lost in his only other start vs. Carolina, allowing four goals on 44 shots in a 4-3 OT defeat.

Source: Joe Smith 11/30/19, 5:51 pm EST

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