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Lightning send Vasilevskiy to AHL for conditioning @NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was assigned to Syracuse of the American Hockey League on a conditioning stint Wednesday.

Vasilevskiy had surgery Sept. 3 to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and to treat a type of vascular thoracic outlet syndrome. Recovery time was expected to be 2-3 months.

He practiced for the first time Monday.

Syracuse plays Wednesday at Toronto and Friday at home against Hershey.

Vasilevskiy, the 19th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, went 7-5-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 16 regular-season games. He also skated in four Stanley Cup Playoff games, including a start in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks in place of an injured Ben Bishop. Vasilevskiy made 17 saves in a 2-1 loss.

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