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30 Ben Bishop G
Height/Weight: 6-7/214 | Birthdate: 11/21/1986 | Birthplace: Denver, CO, USA | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: Maine | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $650,000 | Owned/Started%: 83/68 | Average Draft Position: 174.07
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7/27/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop (Wrist) On Track For Training Camp

News: Ben Bishop (wrist) "seems on track" for training camp, reports Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. Bishop underwent surgery on his right wrist at the end of April.
Analysis: The Vezina candidate will be the Bolts' go-to guy once again in 2014-15 and will be motivated to prove that last season's breakout wasn't a fluke. Draft with confidence.

6/24/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Almost Fully Healthy

News: Ben Bishop said he's almost 100 recovered from the dislocated elbow that knocked him out of the postseason, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
Analysis: In addition to the elbow injury, Ben Bishop required offseason wrist surgery, with the latter ailment seemingly presenting the greater concern at this juncture. Bishop will require at least another month to recover from the surgery, but he expects to be fully healthy by the time training camp starts. He's the unquestioned No. 1 goalie heading into the upcoming season after he posted a 37-14-7 record, 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage over 63 games with the Bolts in 2013-14.

4/29/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Undergoes Successful Surgery

News: Ben Bishop underwent successful surgery on his wrist Tuesday and is expected to require three-to-four months of recovery time, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Though the recovery timetable is quite lengthy, it should still provide Ben Bishop with enough time to fully recover in advance of training camp in September. The netminder's first full season in Tampa Bay was an unquestioned success, as he finished 37-14-7 with a 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage, earning a Vezina Trophy nomination in the process.

4/25/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: Vezina Nomination

News: Ben Bishop (wrist, elbow) is a finalist for the Vezina trophy as the NHL's best goalie.
Analysis: It's a huge honor for Ben Bishop, who came into this season in a dogfight for starting minutes. He is one of the league's best twinetenders.

4/24/2014

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Ben Bishop

Wrist Surgery On Tap For Bolts' Bishop

News: Ben Bishop will undergo offseason surgery to repair his right wrist, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop suffered torn ligaments to the wrist in a January game, which might explain the downturn in his performance in the second half. After posting a 1.98 GAA and .933 save percentage en route to a 28-8-4 record prior to the Olympics, Bishop supplied unimpressive marks of 2.79, .904 and 9-6-3, respectively, after the break. On top of the wrist issue, he sustained a dislocated elbow that forced him out of the last week of the regular season and and the all four of the Bolts' playoff games. The surgery will keep Bishop in a cast for six weeks, with his total rehab process lasting about three or four months. Both Bishop's wrist and elbow should be sound by the time training camp starts in the fall.

4/22/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: Elbow Dislocated

News: Ben 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.
Analysis: 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.

4/22/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Still Sidelined

News: Ben Bishop (elbow) skated on his own for about 20 minutes on Monday, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben 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.

4/18/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop (Elbow) On Ice Friday, Won't Play

News: Ben Bishop (elbow) faced shots during morning skate Friday for the first time in over a week, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Ben 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.

4/18/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Not Ready

News: Coach Jon Cooper indicated Thursday that he does not to expect to see Ben Bishop (elbow) play "any time soon," Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Cooper suggested that Ben 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 a minimum.

4/17/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Gets In Light Practice

News: Ben Bishop (elbow) was on the ice in full gear for 35 minutes Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: After watching backup Anders Lindback struggle in his place during Wednesday's playoff opener against the Canadiens, Ben 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.

4/16/2014

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Ben Bishop

Tampa's Bishop: Wearing Wire Brace On Elbow

News: Ben Bishop (elbow) skated Tuesday, but not in full gear, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He is wearing a wire brace on his arm.
Analysis: 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.

4/15/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Out For Game 1

News: Ben Bishop (elbow) will not be available for Game 1 of the Lightning's series with the Canadiens, beginning Wednesday.
Analysis: After failing to practice Tuesday, Ben 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.

4/15/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Not Practicing

News: Ben Bishop (elbow) was not at practice Tuesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: It's unclear when we might see Ben 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.

4/10/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Dealing With Elbow Issue

News: Ben Bishop is dealing with an elbow injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: In any case, the Lightning's official site confirms that Ben 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.

4/9/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Sidelined

News: Ben Bishop (upper body) is not expected to play for the remainder of the regular season, Missy Zielinski of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Though the Lightning (who close out their regular season slate Sunday) didn't present a timetable for the length Ben 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.

4/8/2014

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Ben Bishop

No Postgame Update On Bolts' Bishop

News: Lightning coach Jon Cooper had no update on Ben 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."
Analysis: That does not sound good at all. Ben 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.

4/8/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Leaves With Upper-Body Injury

News: Ben 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.
Analysis: Ben 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.

4/8/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning Roll With Bishop On Tuesday

News: Ben Bishop is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Ben 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.

4/5/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: Three Losses In Last Four Starts

News: Ben Bishop made 23 saves in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Dallas. He allowed a goal on the game's first shift.
Analysis: Jamie Benn redirected an Alex Goligoski shot from the right boards and it found twine. He has lost three times in his last four games and has allowed 11 goals in those three losses. He will need to pull his game together for the Bolts to have success in the postseason.

4/5/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop To Start Saturday

News: Ben Bishop will start in goal Saturday against the Stars, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: The Lightning will turn to Ben Bishop for a seventh straight start, as the 27-year-old looks to tie the Sharks' Antti Niemi for the league lead with 38 wins. Bishop has allowed more than three goals just once in his last 10 outings.

4/3/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: 21 Saves In Loss

News: Ben Bishop made 21 saves in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Calgary.
Analysis: Ben Bishop has been solid over the last 10 games, delivering a 7-2-1 record for the playoff-bound Bolts. He should be a solid activation going forward, although the team may rest him a bit to prepare him for the postseason. Just something to watch, particularly if you're in the playoffs.

4/3/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bolts Going With Bishop On Thursday

News: Ben Bishop will be between the pipes Thursday against the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop has rolled to wins in eight of his last 10 starts, with his most recent victory allowing the Bolts to waltz back in the playoffs for the first time since 2010-11. He remains an attractive starting option against the bottom-feeding Flames.

4/1/2014

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Ben Bishop

Bishop Guides Bolts Into Playoffs

News: Ben Bishop stopped 25 of 26 against Montreal on Tuesday for his 37th win of the year.
Analysis: The victory clinched a playoff spot for Tampa, and Ben Bishop -- who owns an 8-1-1 record in his last 10 starts -- is quite arguably the single biggest reason behind this terrific campaign. Keep rolling him out.

4/1/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning Roll With Bishop On Tuesday

News: Ben Bishop is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop, who will be making his 60th start of the season on Tuesday, last gave way to backup Anders Lindback on March 22.

3/30/2014

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Lets In Three In Loss

News: Ben Bishop made 27 saves on 30 shots in a loss to the Red Wings on Sunday.
Analysis: After spending most of the season at the top of the goaltending stats this year, Ben Bishop has dipped a bit. However, he's still fifth in save percentage and sixth in GAA, so he remains one of the best netminders in the league.