Vasilevskiy suffered the injury during practice
on Wednesday and was evaluated by doctors on Thursday.
Vasilevskiy, 24, 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).
Louis Domingue will fill in as the primary starter during
Vasilevskiy's recovery period.
The 26-year-old Domingue is 4-2-0 with a 3.36 GAA and .890 save
percentage in six games.
"I always said it would take a lot for this guy not to play,
injury-wise," Domingue said of Vasilevskiy. .".. The guy is a
horse and it's pretty amazing to see. But it's unfortunate how
it happened, but that's something that happened before on our
team. We lost some big-time players and guys jumped in."
Domingue was in goal for Thursday night's 4-3 win over the
Pittsburgh Penguins. He made 28 saves.
Edward Pasquale was recalled from Syracuse of the American
Hockey League on Thursday to serve as the backup.
Pasquale, who turns 28 on Tuesday, has never appeared in an NHL
game. He was 4-2-0 with a 2.85 GAA in seven games for Syracuse
--Field Level Media
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