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Lightning hold their breath as Bishop (upper body) won’t return

Apr 8, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

Update: The early murmurs aren’t optimistic, but nothing’s official other than the fact that Ben Bishop isn’t expected to play on Thursday:

There’s some good early news for the Tampa Bay Lightning for Ben Bishop: he was able to (eventually) leave the ice after an awkward fall during Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The bad news is that such a fact doesn’t mean that he’ll avoid missing time with his injury.

Generally, it’s not a good sign when even your team’s account describes a fall as “awkward.”

The latest update is that it’s currently labeled an upper-body injury and that he won’t return.

Multiple observers believe that the 27-year-old may have injured his shoulder.

Again, though, it’s early. Things could be better or worse than they looked. PHT will keep an eye out for updates as Lightning fans keep their fingers crossed (because if this regular season has been any indication, there’s a significant drop-off from Bishop to Anders Lindback).

  1. muttbolts91 - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    He should have sat this game out, now not resting him is gonna cost them

  2. trbowman - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    This guy seems to get hurt every other game

  3. capspats - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    I like bishop, but dude is WAY too fragile. He’s a freaking goalie and this is like the fourth time this year he’s gotten hurt. Again, he’s a beast and way better than our goalies but still

    • killhowe - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      He’s been nursing a wrist injury for half the season. Speculation was surgery in the off-season but the team needed him to play. Now it looks dumb on the coach for over working him while nursing said injury.

  4. killerpgh - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Didn’t look like anything. I would have to agree with the announcers that it aggravated an previous injury.

  5. bsaures - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    If hes out for the series that would greatly change the outlook of the first round Lindback has not been good this year

  6. muttbolts91 - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Lindback hasn’t been good any year

  7. muttbolts91 - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Lindback hasn’t been good any year

  8. muttbolts91 - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I didn’t post that twice

    • letsgolightning - Apr 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      It’s ok. It had to be said twice.

  9. billiam55 - Apr 8, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    better pray he comes back. without him tampa bay prob wont be going to far in the playoffs.

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