Lightning recalls goalie Peter Budaj

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Peter Budaj (31) is seen after allowing a third goal of the night during the second period of an NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Peter Budaj (31) is seen after allowing a third goal of the night during the second period of an NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times
Published March 12 2018
Updated March 12 2018

TAMPA — The Lightning recalled veteran backup goalie Peter Budaj from AHL Syracuse Crunch on Monday.

Budaj had played two games while on a conditioning assignment (0-1-1, 2.95 goals against average). Budaj has been sidelined since suffering a lower body injury Dec 29.

With the Crunch planning on sticking with its current goalie tandem, it looks like both Budaj and Louis Domingue will stay with the Lightning for now. Tampa Bay can carry three goalies as there are no roster limits after the trade deadline.

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