The Tampa Bay Lightning will need to find a temporary solution in net. The organization announced Thursday that its starting goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy underwent successful surgery and that he will miss the first two months of the season.
Lightning general manager and vice-president Julien BriseBois said Vasilevskiy underwent a microdiscectomy Thursday morning, an operation that removes a herniated lumbar disc.
For the moment, the Lightning have Jonas Johansson in their ranks in net, as well as prospect Hugo Alnefelt and newcomer Matt Tomkins, who spent the last two seasons in Sweden.
More details will follow.