Ben Bishop 30 | Goaltender

Tampa Bay Lightning

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Tue. Apr 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Bishop (elbow) revealed that his elbow injury was a dislocation, but that he might have returned by game 5 or 6, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Impact: That's a moot point now any way, what with the Bolts headed to the golf course after a sweep by the Habs. But we can't help but think that a Game 5 return was seriously ambitious. He'll have plenty of time to recover over the summer.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 22, 2014
News: Bishop (elbow) skated on his own for about 20 minutes on Monday, the Tampa Tribune reports. Impact: Bishop took some shots in the process, but the report adds that he is not available for Tuesday's game against Montreal. As a result, Anders Lindback will man the team's net Tuesday, with the Lightning down 3-0 to Montreal in their opening-round playoff series.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Bishop (elbow) faced shots during morning skate Friday for the first time in over a week, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Bishop has not played since April 8, and he took the ice Friday morning to work with goaltenders coach Frantz Jean. "He's progressing every day," Jean said. "The last three days have been extremely positive for him. The recuperation is going very well." While Bishop may be nearing a return, he will not be available Friday, meaning Anders Lindback is expected to man the net again.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Coach Jon Cooper indicated Thursday that he does not to expect to see Bishop (elbow) play "anytime soon," Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Cooper suggested that Bishop could return to action if the Lightning's current playoff series is extended, but it looks like Anders Lindback will remain in net Friday against the Canadiens, at minimum.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Bishop (elbow) was on the ice in full gear for 35 minutes Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Impact: After watching backup Anders Lindback struggle in his place during Wednesday's playoff opener against the Canadiens, Bishop attempted to ramp up his activity but still appeared to be hurting. He wasn't able to face shots at Thursday's session, and at this point, looks doubtful at best to heal up in time for Game 2 on Friday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Bishop (elbow) skated Tuesday, but not in full gear, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He is wearing a wire brace on his arm. Impact: The brace concerns us -- this injury could be more severe than first anticipated. Regardless, he will need a couple full practices before he can get back into game action, so it appears as though he'll be on the sideline for at least the first two games. The Bolts would not provide an update on the injury, though, so we're left to guess.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Bishop (elbow) will not be available for Game 1 of the Lightning's series with the Canadiens, beginning Wednesday. Impact: After failing to practice Tuesday, Bishop will cede at least the first start of the series to backup Anders Lindback. His availability for the remainder of the series is up in the air.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Bishop (elbow) was not at practice Tuesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Impact: It's unclear when we might see Bishop back in action, so Anders Lindback is in line to continue to handle the Lightning's netminding duties as the team's playoff series against Montreal (which starts Wednesday) approaches.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Bishop is dealing with an elbow injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Impact: In any case, the Lightning's official site confirms that Bishop has been ruled out for the team's three remaining regular-season games. With regard to Bishop's availability for the postseason, coach Jon Cooper noted: "It's not impossible that he could play in the first round at some point. We're better off reevaluating this early next week and seeing where he's at." Meanwhile, as long as Bishop is out, Anders Lindback will serve as the team's top netminder.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Bishop (upper body) is not expected to play for the remainder of the regular season, Missy Zielinski of the team's official site reports. Impact: Though the Lightning (who close out their regular season slate Sunday) didn't present a timetable for the length Bishop's recovery, the report notes that he has not been ruled out for the start of the playoffs. With Bishop ailing, Anders Lindback is in line for added work in net for Tampa Bay down the stretch.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Lightning coach Jon Cooper had no update on Bishop's upper-body injury after Tuesday's game, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. Cooper just said he "will wait and see." Impact: That does not sound good at all. Bishop was injured early in Tueday's game after he stretched to catch a high, looping shot. He fell awkwardly onto his outstretched hand and left side. The NHL's tallest goalie has been dealing with a chronic wrist injury, but we fear this is something more, given the immediate response by his teammates to call for the trainer. The Bolts are headed into the playoffs on Bishop's back, so any extended loss could be catastrophic.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Bishop has been sidelined by an undisclosed upper-body injury. Impact: Bishop missed Game 2 of the playoffs Friday. (STATS, 7:25pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Bishop was removed from the first period of Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury and will not return, Mark Masters of TSN reports. Impact: Bishop sustained the injury when he dived to deny a puck, hitting the ice hard on his glove hand and looking to be in much pain. The injury couldn't come at a worse time, with the playoffs set to begin next week, and if severe enough, could force Bishop to miss some action. We'll likely know more regarding the full extent of the injury in the days to come, but it's certainly not a good sign, considering Bishop has repeatedly been troubled by his wrist throughout the season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Bishop is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Bishop, who enters Tuesday's game in a four-way tie for most games started in goal in the NHL this season, will be taking his 63rd turn in net for the playoff-bound Lightning.(RotoWire, )
Ben Bishop
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 7"  Wt: 214  Age: 27
Born: 11/21/1986, Denver, Colorado
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2005 - Rd 3
(85th overall by the Blues)
Injury Status
Day to day. (Wrist)
Depth Chart
1. Anders Lindback
2. Ben Bishop