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Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy returning to face Toronto

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is returning after missing 14 games with a fractured left foot to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup between the NHL's top two teams.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper says last season's Vezina Trophy finalist will start Thursday night against Toronto.

Vasilevskiy went 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against-average before the injury in mid-November. Backup goalie Louis Domingue has played well during Vasilevskiy's absence, helping Tampa Bay enter Thursday on a seven-game winning streak.

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov45
Plus/Minus: R. McDonagh19
Shots on Goal: S. Stamkos93
PIM: C. Paquette25
Win: L. Domingue14
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 128 (1)
Shots: 1060 (4)
PP%: 29.2% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 253 (24)
Assists: 219 (1)
SH Goals: 4 (12)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Tampa Bay 24 7 1 49
Toronto 21 9 1 43
Buffalo 18 9 4 40
Boston 17 10 4 38
Montreal 15 11 5 35
Detroit 14 14 4 32
Ottawa 13 15 4 30
Florida 11 12 6 28
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 91 (20)
Shots Against: 998 (10)
PK%: 83.0% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 287 (11)
Shutouts: 1 (25)
Sv%: 0.909 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
11/29 A. Erne Illness (day-to-day)
11/10 A. Stralman Undisclosed injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/11 E. Pasquale Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
12/2 E. Pasquale Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/2 C. Ingram Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
11/28 C. Ingram Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
11/28 E. Pasquale Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
11/15 E. Pasquale Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
11/15 M. Bournival Waived
11/13 E. Cernak Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
11/9 C. Gaunce Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
11/2 Y. Gourde Contract extended Six-year contract extension
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