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Tough times in Tampa’s goal with Lindback out, Bishop questionable

Jan 31, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

Tampa Bay will want to erase all memories of Thursday’s 5-3 loss in Ottawa, and not just because of the scoreline.

The Bolts lost both of their of goalies against the Sens — Ben Bishop, who left less than two minutes in after colliding with Nikita Kucherov and Anders Lindback, who was hurt while getting tangled up with Cory Conacher.

Here’s the latest on the pair, from the Tampa Bay Times:

The Bolts next play on Saturday in a matinee (1 p.m. ET) against Montreal. After that, the club has three games remaining until the Olympic break (against Minnesota, Toronto and Detroit) before getting some much-needed rest between Feb. 9-25.

If Tampa Bay needs to call up a goalie it’ll likely be Cedrick Desjardins, who appeared in three games for the club last season.

Update: Lindback’s injury could be serious. According to the Tampa Tribune, he felt a “pop” in his ankle, the same one that gave him issues last season and saw him miss 14 games.

  1. thailer35 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Looks like autocorrect turned your serious into series there, Halford. Can’t NBC afford to get you guys laptops?

  2. joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Hmmm! Is it time to bring Brodeur to TB?

    • lowenni - Jan 31, 2014 at 7:01 PM

      No…no it’s not.

  3. convincedofthehex - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    This could be a blessing in disguise. Lindback has not played well all year as the #2 goalie. Maybe Desjardins will prove himself as a worthwhile backup.

  4. lightning69 - Jan 31, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Bishop has been covering up for big holes in our D all year. Bend but not break has gotten us this far, but the Bolts have got to tighten up now more than ever to keep the ship afloat.

    Great time to have an Olympic break.

    Hope everyone pulls together and gets healthy soon.

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