Vasilevskiy, 24, finished third in Vezina Trophy voting last season and is already putting together another solid campaign this year. In 13 starts this season he has a 9-3-1 record with a .927 save percentage and 2.27 goals-against average. The Lightning currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference with a 12-5-1 record and 25 points.
With Vasilevskiy sidelined, the majority of the Lightning’s starts will go to 26-year-old Louis Domingue. In five starts this season, Domingue has a 3-2-0 record with a .887 save percentage and 3.43 goals-against average.
To backup Domingue, the Lightning have recalled 27-year-old Eddie Pasquale from the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. Pasquale has never played an NHL game, but has a 4-2-0 record this season with the Crunch.