Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop suffered a non-contact knee injury during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on May 13 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's unclear when he will return to the lineup.
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Latest on Bishop's Playing Status
Wednesday, May 25
Head coach Jon Cooper told reporters that he "doesn't anticipate" Bishop being available for Game 7 against the Penguins.
Bishop Comments on Recovery
Tuesday, May 24
Bishop told reporters he's "really encouraged" about his progress, and he added that Tuesday was the best day of his recovery but noted he's "still not there yet."
Bishop told reporters Sunday he "feels better" but is not ready to return. The goaltender added he's still hopeful he will play during the Eastern Conference Final, but he noted he will not play unless he's healthy enough to help the team.
Bishop added that the injury to his left leg makes it "more difficult" for him to play while injured than a skater.
On May 20, Bishop said he's "getting closer" to being back to normal, per Michelle Gingras of TampaBayLightning.com.
Latest on Bishop's Practice Status
Thursday, May 19
Cooper Comments on Bishop's X-Rays
Friday, May 13
Bishop Suffers Another Devastating Playoff Injury
Tampa's netminder broke out during the 2013-14 season, when he appeared in a career-high 63 games and posted a 37-14-7 record with a .924 save percentage and 2.23 goals-against average. The strong campaign pushed Bishop to a third-place finish in Vezina Trophy voting.
Last season, Bishop went 40-13-5 with a .916 save percentage and 2.32 goals-against average. This season, he was 35-21-4 with a .926 save percentage and league-leading 2.06 goals-against average, which helped him earn Vezina Trophy finalist honors.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has been solid in Bishop's absence, but the team could use its starting goaltender back in the crease as it looks to avoid elimination in the next few games.
All stats courtesy of Hockey-Reference.com.