Lightning G Vasilevskiy remains out with foot injury
"When he gets skating here soon we'll know a little bit more, but in the end even when he does get on the ice there's still a long process after that," Cooper said. "So we're just inching our way closer."
Vasilevskiy broke his foot Nov. 14 during a practice and has missed 11 games. He was expected to be out four to six weeks.
The 24-year-old Vasilevskiy is 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in 13 games this season.
Vasilevskiy was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalkeeper last season when he went 44-17-3 with a 2.62 GAA and .920 save percentage. He tied for the league high in victories and in shutouts (eight).
Backup goalie Louis Domingue has posted an 11-4-0 record with a .900 save percentage and has won eight of 10 starts since assuming the starting role.
--Field Level Media
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