Lightning Want To Sign Vasilevskiy

From Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times about the future of Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy:

[Tampa Bay GM Steve] Yzerman wants to sign 2013′s 19th overall draft pick as soon as his contract with the KHL’s Ufa runs out Wednesday.

But Ufa apparently is dangling a deal that would lock up the goalie, one of Tampa Bay’s prized prospects, for another year.

The 19 year-old is one of the better prospects in the league. He went 14-8-5 with a .923 save percentage and 2.21 GAA in the KHL this season.

Seeing as how bad Anders Lindback played, although not all his fault, the Lightning may bump Kristers Gudlevskis up to become Ben Bishop‘s full-time backup, and give Vasilevskiy the No. 1 spot in AHL Syracuse.