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Lightning goalie Gudlevskis could face shots soon

by NHL.com Staff

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis, who sustained an upper-body injury Tuesday in a prospects tournament game, could face shots next week.

"We don't anticipate it being a long thing, and hopefully he's back on the ice and facing shots and ready to go at some point next week," general manager Steve Yzerman said in video posted on the Lightning website.

Gudlevskis left the game Tuesday with an apparent arm injury. He will not play in the Lightning's preseason opener Sept. 22 against the Nashville Predators but should be available soon after.

Gudlevskis has played in one regular-season game and two Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Lightning, each during the 2013-14 season.

With Andrei Vasilevskiy injured and out 2-3 months, Gudlevskis is expected to compete for the backup goalie job with Ray Emery, who signed a professional tryout contract.

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