The Lightning revealed on Thursday that the injury occurred during Wednesday's practice. Vasilevskiy was sent back to Tampa Bay to be re-evaluated by doctors with the team in the midst of a four-game road trip.
With Vasilevskiy out, backup goaltender Louis Domingue is expected to shoulder most of the workload between the pipes. The 26-year-old back-stopped the Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
Vasilevskiy has been a rock this season, going 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has been sent back to Tampa Bay amid the club's current four-game road trip and is out indefinitely, head coach Jon Cooper told reporters Thursday, per the team. He'll be re-evaluated for a potential foot or ankle injury, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith.
Lightning backup goalie Louis Domingue said following Thursday's morning skate that Vasilevskiy broke his foot in practice Wednesday, according to Smith.
While Vasilevskiy looks like he'll be out long term, Cooper wouldn't give a timeline on his No. 1 goalie, noting that he'll wait until he receives the test results, Smith adds.
The Lightning currently pace the Atlantic Division with 25 points heading into Thursday's slate of games. Vasilevskiy has gone 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. Meanwhile, Domingue has been a bit shaky depiste a winning record thus far, holding a 3.43 goals-against average and a .887 save percentage.
In a corresponding move, the team recalled goalie Eddie Pasquale from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
The Lightning are in action against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night, for which Domingue will likely get the start between the pipes.
Van Riemsdyk's been out since leaving the Flyers' second game of the season on Oct. 6 after blocking a shot from Colorado Avalanche defenseman Mark Barberio.
The 29-year-old Van Riemsdyk signed a five-year, $35-million contract with Philadelphia - the team that originally drafted him No. 2 overall in 2007 - in the offseason after a six-year stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He's expected to play on the Flyers' third line alongside Jordan Weal and Wayne Simmonds. He'll also join the team's top power-play unit.
The 69-year-old is in his 25th year as an NHL general manager and his fifth with the Penguins.
During his tenure with Pittsburgh, he's helped build the team into a perennial contender, with four 100-plus-point seasons and back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
"We think Jim Rutherford is one of the best general managers in all of sports and, during his tenure in Pittsburgh, arguably the best GM in the NHL," Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said in a statement. "His goal every year is to win the Stanley Cup and that kind of commitment to excellence is what drives us all."
Rutherford won his first Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. Stan Bowman of the Chicago Blackhawks is the only other GM to win three championships in the salary-cap era. Rutherford ranks eighth all time among general managers in both wins (850) and games managed (1,834).
Wilson's already served 16 games and is therefore eligible to play immediately. He'll also save $378,048.78 in lost salary, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Had Wilson missed the entire 20 games, he would have forfeited just over $1.26 million in total.
The designation comes just one game after Arvidsson returned from injured reserve following a three-game absence due to a lower-body injury.
The 25-year-old apparently sustained the upper-body injury late in the third period of Saturday night's game against the Dallas Stars when he crashed into the boards after being slashed by defenseman Esa Lindell, according to The Athletic's Adam Vingan.
Arvidsson's placement on injured reserve means he'll miss at least a week, which comes at a busy time for the Predators as the club will play four times over the next six days.