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Video: Bishop hurt in collision with Bolts teammate, helped off ice (Update: won’t return)

Jan 30, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

Some serious concern out of the Tampa Bay Lightning camp — star goalie Ben Bishop was forced from Thursday’s contest in Ottawa, following a collision with teammate Nikita Kucherov. The Bolts have announced Bishop won’t return to the contest.

UPDATE: Here’s video…

The incident occurred less than two minutes into the contest. Here are a few descriptions of the incident from a variety of reporters:

Bishop, who entered the game fourth in the league with a 1.99 goals-against average and second with a .933 save percentage, was making his first start in Ottawa since being traded by the Sens last season. He was replaced by Anders Lindback, who hasn’t played since Jan. 13.

Any significant injury to Bishop could prove disastrous to Tampa Bay. The club has performed admirably in the wake of losing top scorer Steven Stamkos to a broken leg, but has largely credited Bishop for carrying the team in Stamkos’ absence.

  1. pfhockey - Jan 30, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Skate or knee, that is pretty dangerous to the back of the head. Gave me a headache while watching it, ouch. Hope it isn’t too bad. Also hope Lindy proves the worth he was in the trade sometime soon.

    • charlieconway96 - Jan 30, 2014 at 8:24 PM

      I was thinking the same thing, the skate doesn’t really look like it clipped him to me. That collision in the corner looked really sketchy as well.

      • pfhockey - Jan 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM

        I watched it about three times now, definitely the knee. Hpe it isn’t too serious still, Lindback doesn’t look so great and he’s making it easier for Yzerman to let him walk despite what he gave up to acquire him.

      • charlieconway96 - Jan 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

        Hopefully it isn’t serious and hopefully Howard is healthy for the Olympics. Would be a bummer for the USA to have them both go down.

  2. muttbolts91 - Jan 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Lindy isn’t worth a used jockstrap.

  3. c9castine - Jan 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    uh oh.

  4. patshal - Jan 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    The lightning are in trouble now. No stamkos at least for now. The only reason why they are in the race now is because of bishop. Him and St. Louis have done a great job without stamkos. Now they’ve lost him. They are in trouble. As a bruins fan that can be good not that he’s hurt but that we have an easier chance of getting the first seed in the division. Poor bishop though he should have made it to the Olympics I don’t know why he didn’t. And now he suffers this concussion. The lightning are in trouble.

    • leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Jan 31, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      But are we in trouble?

    • ctcork - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Bish passed concussion tests. Don’t count your chickens, Bruins fan

  5. lightning69 - Jan 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Glad to hear Bishop passed concussion tests negative. He took quite a shot, hope he can come back without any lingering problem. He has been amazing, but can also try too hard when he sees D struggling. Surprised he came out for that puck in the 1st place.

    The lingering problem is the terrible D and puck watching that has gone in the past and on these 1st 2 games of an important divisional road trip.

    Ottawa not only skated circles around us, they were taking body shots on everyone. Filppula getting g a rib shot (no call) is also a serious loss for Bolts. His 2 way game and play making ability is also a big part of their success.

    Hope both are back soon.

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