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Report: Bishop could be back Thursday

Jan 6, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

Ben Bishop AP

Injured Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop (upper body) could return to action as soon as Thursday versus the Capitals, according to Lightning beat reporter Missy Zielinski.

In the meantime, the club has called up goalie Cedrick Desjardins from AHL Syracuse.

Tampa Bay is in Winnipeg to play the Jets tomorrow. Expect Anders Lindback to get the call for that one (though given the way he’s played this season, maybe head coach Jon Cooper should give Desjardins a shot.)

Bishop has been outstanding for the Bolts this season, posting a 22-5-3 record with a .935 save percentage. No question he’s in the running for the Vezina Trophy, even if he didn’t have the career body of work to earn an invite to represent the United States at the Olympics.

  1. lightning69 - Jan 6, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Good to hear that it doesn’t seem serious. Hopefully it isn’t an ongoing issue for him.

    Bolts need to play some real D to give Lindback a boost vs Jets tomorrow.

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