Andrei Vasilevskiy returns to practice with Tampa Bay Lightning, eyes his return

TAMPA - Following a two-game homestand that yielded zero points, the Tampa Bay Lightning returned to practice on Monday to some good news - Andrei Vasilevskiy was on the ice.

And on the ice is where Vasilevskiy expects to spend more time moving forward after an off-ice injury put him on the sidelines since the second week of training camp. Vasilevskiy underwent microdiscectomy surgery on his back on September 28 that was expected to keep him out 8-10 weeks.

That eight-week mark comes on Thanksgiving. Monday's return to practice was a major milestone toward his return to the Lightning ...


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