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Lightning place Nabokov on waivers

Tampa Bay, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Lightning placed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on waivers Sunday.

Signed to a one-year contract on July 1, Nabokov is just 3-6-2 with a 3.15 goals against average in 11 games for the Lightning this season.

The 14-year veteran has played in 697 career games, compiling a record of 353-227-29-57 with 59 shutouts, a 2.44 GAA and a .911 save percentage. He also owns a 42-42 record with seven shutouts over 86 playoff games

Nabokov, an All-Star in 2001 and 2008, won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's top rookie during the 2000-01 season and was a Vezina finalist in 2007-08.

To take his roster spot, the team recalled Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse of the AHL.