Ben Bishop RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lightning's Ben Bishop won't rush to return to playoffs

    Tampa Bay Times "G Ben Bishop is still hopeful he can play in the Eastern Conference final. "Absolutely," he said. But Bishop insisted he won't rush his return — no matter the stakes — if his lower-left leg injury suffered in Game 1 against the Penguins is limiting him too much." May 23

  • Lightning's Ben Bishop: Still out for Game 5

    CBS Sports "Bishop (leg) is not yet ready to rejoin the lineup for Game 5. Bishop's leg injury has held him out since Game 1 of this series, and while he was expected to play at some point in this series, his chances are thinning." May 22

  • Lightning’s Bishop out for Game 3, but coach Cooper ‘optimistic’ goaltender will return this round

    The Hockey News "It was hard not to think the worst when Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was writhing in pain on the ice during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final. However, it turns out Bishop could be back before anyone expected. After informing media that x-rays and MRIs came back negative, Bishop..." May 18

  • Lightning optimistic Bishop will return during East final

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning remain confident that starter Ben Bishop will be at their disposal during the Eastern Conference Final versu the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Jon Cooper relayed that message to the media Tuesday, a day after backup Andrei Vasilevskiy was solid in relief of Bishop, posting..." May 17

  • Bishop not ruled out for Game 2, thought his leg was broken

    Yahoo! Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop thought he suffered a serious leg injury in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins when he fell in the first period of Tampa’s 3-1 victory. “It was a feeling that I'd never felt, and then all of a sudden kind of..." May 15

  • Ben Bishop considered 'day-to-day' with lower body injury

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning got some extremely encouraging news Saturday, with goalie Ben Bishop considered just "day-to-day" with a lower body injury, GM Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times. It's uncertain Bishop's availability for Monday's Game 2, but this news certainly could have been a lot worse...." May 14

  • Lightning's Ben Bishop stretchered off ice in Game 1; X-rays come back negative

    USA Today "Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop’s injury Friday night was less serious than it originally appeared when he was stretchered off the ice with 7:35 left in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. “He had X-rays done, and everything came..." May 14

  • Lightning goaltender stretchered off the ice after apparent knee injury

    SB Nation "The Lightning have lost their starting goaltender Ben Bishop to injury for what could be a significant amount of time. Trying to make a mad scramble back into his crease on a play late in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Bishop looked to have tweaked something in his..." May 13

  • Lightning's Bishop: Drouin 'carrying' team since recall

    The Score "Watching from the crease, Ben Bishop has a unique perspective on the game. As far as the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is concerned, Jonathan Drouin's impact in the playoffs can't be understated. "He's been carrying this team ever since he's come up here," Bishop told reporters after a Game..." May 01

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Self-taught Bishop helped carve his own path to All-Star Game

    Tampa Tribune "Like many high-school teenagers, Ben Bishop used to sit glued to a screen for hours. A decade before the age of abundant smart phones and tablets, he would put a tape into a VCR and watch hockey games. Well before Bishop was any sort of goaltending prospect, he spent time crafting his game with..." January 30

  • Rams fan Ben Bishop happily shuts out Stan Kroenke's hockey team

    CBS Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop grew up in Missouri and was a fan of the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Like any Rams fan on Tuesday he was probably feeling a little down in the dumps with the news that the Rams, under the ownership of Stan Kroenke, are relocating back to Los Angeles after..." January 13

  • Lightning's Bishop suffers freak injury scare after taking stick through mask

    The Score "Goaltender Ben Bishop left the Tampa Bay Lightning's game Saturday against the San Jose Sharks in the third period after taking a stick through his mask on a freak play. Bishop, who stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced in 48 minutes, left the ice with a towel near his eye, clearly shaken up on the..." December 06

  • Bolts G Bishop set to return from torn groin

    Tampa Tribune "When training camp opens on Sept. 17, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop expects to be fully cleared and ready to play after tearing a torn groin muscle during the Stanley Cup Final. The injury occurred in Game 2 of the series, and forced Bishop to miss Game 4. " September 09

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Cooper indicated there's a chance Bishop plays tomorrow. Will know more at morning skate.

  • Lightning say goalie Bishop will play again in Final "Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will play again in the Stanley Cup Final, coach Jon Cooper said Wednesday after Bishop was scratched from Game 4. Bishop, who has an undisclosed injury, was replaced by rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made 17 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at..." June 11

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Bowness said Bishop realized he wasn't healthy enough to play last night and made "the right call."

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    NHL @NHL

    The @TBLightning starter: Andrei Vasilevskiy #StanleyCup

  • Lightning goalie feels like Marshawn Lynch with reporters

    Sportsnaut "Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who apparently sustained an injury in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, danced around questions at media availability on Monday. In fact, Bishop avoided giving a straight answer about his status so often that he compared himself to someone who routinely..." June 08

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    Greg Wyshynski @wyshynski

    Cooper on Bishop: How many more ways are we going to ask this? I don't know who's starting. One of them is playing.

  • Ben Bishop responds to P.K. Subban’s slight

    Sportsnet "Looks like P.K. Subban gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a little bulletin-board material after Game 4. After the Montreal Canadiens exploded for a playoffs-high six goals Thursday, chasing Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the process, the defenceman fired a subtle little shot at the guy most..." May 13

  • What controversy? Bishop solidly remains Lightning’s No. 1 goalie

    Tampa Tribune "The last time the Lightning faced the Ducks, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop received a message loud and clear — the net still belongs to him. It might seem wild to think otherwise for a 2014 Vezina Trophy finalist whose 28 victories this season rank fifth in the NHL. Yet, conspiracy theorists..." February 18

  • Lightning's Bishop hoping wrist is close to 100 percent before season starts

    The Score "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop recently offered insight into the wrist injury that hindered him for much of last season. The Vezina Trophy finalist told Dan Rosen of he suffered the injury in January, and dealt with lingering effects throughout the remainder of the..." August 26

  • Bishop's rehab going well, plans to be ready for training camp

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has been a busy man these days, rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Bishop, 27, underwent the procedure six weeks ago, on April 29 in Cleveland, repairing a torn ligament suffered in January. After two weeks in a cast, he's..." June 06

  • Lightning G Bishop has successful wrist surgery

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September. Bishop will need 3-4 months of rehabilitation to recover, according to a news release from the..." April 30

  • Bishop, Rask, Varlamov named Vezina Trophy finalists "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 25

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Ligament surgery for Bishop on right wrist. Summer of rehab. "My golf game is going to suffer."

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Palat a game-time decision, Cooper said, and added not to expect to see Bishop (elbow) "any time soon."

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    No Bishop for Game 1 for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens.

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Ben Bishop not ruled out for start of playoffs, will not play in final 3 games, then assessed next week to see where he's at

  • Ben Bishop will sit out the Lightning's final 3 games, his status for playoffs is uncertain

    Tampa Bay Times "Ben Bishop will sit out the final three games of the regular season, and the Lightning goaltender's availability for the first round of the playoffs is uncertain. Though coach Jon Cooper did not rule out Bishop playing in the first round, which is expected to be against the Canadiens, he did..." April 09

  • Bishop rock-solid in goal for Lightning "Do the Tampa Bay Lightning play differently when Ben Bishop is in the net as opposed to Anders Lindback? "That's a hard question to ask," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. It's because Cooper and his players don't want it to appear like they're throwing Lindback under the bus and blaming him..." January 16

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Bishop said he will back up Lindback tonight vs Jackets. Perhaps play Tuesday vs. Rangers.

  • Ben Bishop goes on IR with sprained wrist "Tampa Bay will still be without the services of their top goaltender, Ben Bishop, who is on injured reserve with a sprained right wrist sustained during the opening minutes of a Jan. 5 game against the Edmonton Oilers. He is eligible to return on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, but there..." January 09

  • Bishop hurt in Bolts' loss to Oilers

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning had their five-game road winning streak end Sunday, but it might not be the most notable loss of the night. Edmonton scored twice in the third period to break a tie en route to a 5-3 victory in front of an announced crowd of 16,839 at Rexall Place, ending Tampa Bay's..." January 06

  • ‘They had a tough decision’: Ben Bishop left off U.S. Olympic team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Click on the ‘League Leaders’ link of the NHL statistics online page, and you’ll see Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning near the top of most major categories for goalies. That includes wins (Bishop is third among all NHL goalies with 21); shutouts (he’s in an eight-way tie for second with..." January 04

  • Lightning's Bishop a U.S. Olympic team candidate

    Tampa Bay Times "Ben Bishop said it has been easy the past few months not to think about his chances of making the U.S. Olympic team. • After all, Bishop, 27, has had enough on his plate establishing himself as the Lightning's No. 1 goalie • But he admits that potentially wearing the red, white and blue in..." December 27

  • Bolts’ Bishop in line for big role

    Tampa Tribune "Entering this season, plenty of questions surrounded the Tampa Bay Lightning’s goaltending situation. That’s not exactly a revelation with this franchise. But nearly halfway through the season, Ben Bishop has been a revelation. In what figures to be his 27th start of the season tonight..." December 21

  • Bishop 'okay' after puck hits hand

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning seemed to dodge a bullet Wednesday as G Ben Bishop left the morning skate with a yelp of pain after taking a puck off his right hand near his thumb. Coach Jon Cooper said the goalie was okay, and Bishop, on his way out of the building, said the same. It was a brief positive moment..." November 28

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Ben Bishop leaves the ice after taking a puck high, throws out an expletive as he goes down the hallway to the locker room

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    Lightning G Ben Bishop was injured during morning skate, was struck high with a puck. Lindback will start in his place tonight vs Phi.

  • Bishop has another solid showing as Bolts outlast Montreal 2-1

    Tampa Tribune "In the aftermath of the loss of Steven Stamkos, Lightning captain Marty St. Louis said Tuesday morning it was time for Tampa Bay to go to work. That's exactly what the Lightning did, finding a way to squeeze out a 2-1 shootout victory against the Montreal Canadiens in front of a sellout crowd..." November 13

  • Bolts success means Bishop is ‘in it’

    Tampa Tribune "Growing up in St. Louis, he couldn’t play enough sports. But there was a pattern. In baseball, Ben Bishop enjoyed pitching and catching, in on every delivery. He liked quarterback in middle school, in the middle of it all, every play. He eventually gave up all the sports but one. He wanted to be a..." November 07

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Ben Bishop first off the ice at morning skate. Goes tonight versus Kings.

  • Lightning’s Bishop is day-to-day with lower-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay has recalled goalie Kristers Gudlevskis from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. The move comes after Ben Bishop sustained an injury during last night’s 7-2 win over the Panthers according to the Lightning’s assistant GM Julien Brisebois. Bishop is reportedly day-to-day with a..." October 11

  • Lightning sign goaltender Ben Bishop to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, has played in six games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the April 3..." April 15

  • Lightning's Bishop has night to remember against former team

    Tampa Tribune "Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop ran through quite the spectrum of emotions the past seven days. Heading into the seventh day, he admitted those emotions were at a peak as he prepared to face off against his former team, less than a week after being traded to Tampa Bay from Ottawa. “I..." April 10

  • Tampa trades Cory Conacher to Ottawa for goaltender Ben Bishop

    Buffalo News "Cory Conacher, the former Canisius star who was named MVP of the AHL last season, is on his way to Ottawa. Tampa has dealt the forward to the Senators, along with a fourth-round pick, in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop. The Sabres host Ottawa on Friday. The 23-year-old Conacher has nine..." April 03

  • Three’s Company in the Ottawa Senators net

    Ottawa Citizen "Apparently, nobody bothered to tell the Ottawa Senators that the three goaltending system isn’t supposed to work. Here we are, 9 ½ weeks into the NHL season and the Senators’ three-headed monster (at least in the minds of frustrated opposition shooters) is leading the league in goals against..." March 27

  • Ben Bishop presents Ottawa Senators with some big decisions

    SI "“They’ve already figured him out,” the scout said. “Get him moving laterally and he doesn’t look so big anymore, does he?” That bit of insight was passed along during Ben Bishop’s rookie season with the junior A Texas Tornado in 2004-05. Seemed reasonable at the time, but looking back I’m not..." February 28