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Ben Bishop | Goalie

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 214

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Ben Bishop is on the mend but his surgically-repaired wrist isn't completely healed yet.
"It felt good. Monday, Tuesday and today (Wednesday)," said Bishop last week. "I was a little apprehensive, and the wrist isn't 100 percent yet. But there was no real pain. The training staff, the coaches and I wanted to see how it was coming along. I would say I have to get about the last 10 percent healthy." He said his dislocated elbow was at 99 percent and he's confident that he'll be ready for training camp. Aug 12 - 10:59 AM

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Ben Bishop faced some shots last week for the first time since he underwent wrist surgery in April.

He didn't have any issues and still hopes to be ready for training camp, which is roughly a month away.
Aug 11 - 10:13 AM

Ben Bishop (wrist) is expected to resume skating this week.

He's slated to hit the ice on Monday after he had a screw removed from his surgically-repaired wrist last Tuesday. Bishop also had a dislocated left elbow, which he suffered in the final week of the season, that he's been recovering from. "I have most of my range of motion back, but now it's just getting that strength back," Bishop said. "But there is still some rehab left. The elbow feels good and I'm just excited to try it out. ... I'm really excited for training camp."
Aug 4 - 11:03 AM

Goaltender Ben Bishop has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The extension will pay Bishop an average of $5.95 million for each of the two years and keeps the netminder with Tampa through the 2016-17 campaign, as he will earn $2.4 million in 2014-15. Coming off a career year, Bishop's will continue to be a bargain for the Bolts if he manages to play at the same high level.
Aug 2 - 7:38 PM

Ben Bishop said the 2013-14 season "almost feels like it was incomplete" after he was forced to sit out the end of the year with a wrist injury and a dislocated elbow.

He missed the last three games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs. Bishop had surgery on his wrist in April to repair a torn ligament and his elbow is close to 100 percent. He expects to be ready for training camp and is projected to start skating in August. The Lightning will probably have to claim a playoff spot in 2014-15 for Bishop to fulfill his unfinished business, but it could serve as motivation during the regular season.
Jun 23 - 8:47 AM

Ben Bishop has been busy rehabbing his surgically-repaired wrist.

"It's going well," he said. "Slowly but surely, we're getting movement back in it. It's getting stronger each day." He's been working on getting his range of motion back, with resistance training and stretching, two weeks after being in a cast. His left dislocated elbow, which was hurt in early April, is about "90 percent" ready. Bishop plans to start skating in August and to be ready for training camp.
Jun 5 - 6:19 PM

Ben Bishop had successful wrist surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament.

He will need 3-4 months of rehabilitation to recover, but he's expected to be ready for training camp. Bishop initially suffered the injury during warmups on Jan. 5 in Edmonton. The dislocated elbow, which kept him on the shelf for the final three games of the regular season and the playoffs was a separate issue.
Apr 30 - 8:01 AM

Ben Bishop will have surgery on his wrist Tuesday.

A definitive rehab time will be set after the procedure. Bishop could have a shorter rehab time than the initial three-to-four months that was expected if he undergoes a lesser surgery.
Apr 29 - 7:49 AM

Ben Bishop may be a candidate for a less involved surgery on his right wrist which would cut down his rehabilitation time.

Originally it was thought that Bishop would need 3-4 months to recover from ligament surgery but there is a chance he could have a different type of procedure performed that would cut down his rehab time considerably. Bishop is scheduled to be eveluated on Monday. We will certainly have more news then.
Apr 26 - 11:19 AM

Ben Bishop has been nominated for the Vezina Trophy.

Bishop finished seventh among eligible goalies with a 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage. He also was fourth in the NHL with 37 wins in 63 starts. Bishop probably won't win the Vezina Trophy, but he deserves plenty of credit for leading the Lightning to the playoffs this season.
Apr 25 - 11:59 AM

Ben Bishop will spend his off-season recovering from ligament surgery on his right wrist.

It was reported that he didn't play in the playoffs because of a dislocated elbow, but apparently his wrist was an issue as well. Bishop said he will wear a cast for six weeks after the procedure and his total rehab time is set for three-to-four months. He believes he'll be 100 percent when training camp begins in the fall.
Apr 24 - 12:32 PM

The injury that kept Ben Bishop out of the playoffs was a dislocated elbow.

Bishop helped Tampa Bay get to the postseason by recording a 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage in 63 contests. With Bishop sidelined, the Lightning were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round.
Apr 23 - 3:02 PM

Ben Bishop won't get a chance to play in the postseason now that the Tampa Bay Lightning have been eliminated.

"Extremely frustrating, you can't really put it into words," Bishop said of missing the playoffs. "It's been real tough to have to watch." The Montreal Canadiens completed a four-game sweep of the Bolts on Tuesday night. Bishop missed the entire series because of an arm injury, which was reported as his elbow. He was excellent during the regular season and Tampa sorely missed his presence in the playoffs. Bishop posted a 37-14-7 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.
Apr 23 - 8:52 AM

Ben Bishop (elbow) was on the ice for about 15 minutes on Tuesday.

Bishop won't be available for Game 4 though as the Lightning try to avoid elimination. Ultimately, Tampa Bay's problems in this series go beyond its goaltending, but Bishop was a big part of this team's regular season success and losing him for the postseason hurt.
Apr 22 - 12:43 PM

Ben Bishop (elbow) won't be available for Game 4.

"I can't sit here and say if he'd be ready for the rest of the series. Clearly we'd have to extend the series for any hope of that," said coach Jon Cooper. "Every day he is getting closer and closer, but no Game 4." Anders Lindback will probably get the nod again in Bishop's absence. The Lightning will try to avoid playoff elimination on Tuesday night.
Apr 21 - 5:20 PM

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C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
5Brett Connolly
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Richard Panik
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov