Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will be out 2-3 months after undergoing surgery Thursday to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and to treat a type of vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday.
"It's a little bit of a setback for the start of the year," Yzerman said according to the Tampa Bay Times. "On the positive side we expect him ready to go when he's cleared."
Vasilevskiy, 21, appeared in 16 regular-season games in 2014-15 and had a 7-5-1 record with a .918 save percentage and 2.36 goals-against average. He appeared in four games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including twice in the Stanley Cup Final.