Lightning’s Vasilevskiy replaces Canadiens’ Price on All-Star roster

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will be heading to San Jose later this month as a late addition to the 2019 All-Star Game.

The league named Vasilevskiy to the Atlantic Division roster as a replacement for Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, who will sit out the festivities as he battles a nagging lower-body injury.

Vasilevskiy joins Tampa Bay teammates Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov as one of three Lightning All-Stars. Brayden Point could make it four, should he win the “last man in” voting. It also leaves the Canadiens without a representative.

The netminder has been having a stellar season for the NHL’s top team, posting a 2.66 goals against average and .920 save percentage to go with his 16-4-2 record through 22 starts this season. This will be his second straight All-Star appearance.

The 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend runs Jan. 25-26.

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