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Sens fielding offers on goalie Bishop

Apr 3, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

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A 26-year-old goalie with a .922 save percentage is going to draw trade interest when he’s believed to be available, and that’s exactly what’s happening in Ottawa with regards to Ben Bishop.

Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray confirmed Wednesday morning that the club has received calls from five or six teams about the 6-foot-7 netminder.

But it’s “going to have to be a significant offer” to move Bishop, said Murray, per Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes.

Bishop is a pending restricted free agent currently making $650,000.

Even if the Sens do receive a “significant offer,” they may still be wary about moving Bishop with Craig Anderson still recovering from an ankle injury and their other goalie being 21-year-old rookie Robin Lehner.

As we noted earlier today, Ottawa just started a seven-game road trip and still isn’t assured of a playoff spot.

  1. mathieug79 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    I wish Steve Yzerman would get this guy for the rest of the season, then after that you figure out who you want to keep. In the offseason you either trade one away or you keep both.

  2. bcisleman - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Significant hasn’t been defined, but I suspect it will involve either a top six or a first round pick. Would love for Garth to make a move here. Isles G prospects have been struggling.

    • barkar942 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Especially that goalie prospect they sent to Bridgeport with the long hair.

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