Ben Bishop RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lightning goalie Ben Bishop loses teeth on shot, stays in game

    Sportsnet "This is something you don’t see every day. From a goalie, at least. Sure, hockey players are known for their beauty smiles that feature gaps of missing teeth. Brent Burns, with his beard, has made a lifestyle of this look. But most of the time, the reason why players are missing teeth is..." October 26

  • The intersecting paths of USA goalies Quick, Schneider and Bishop to World Cup Hockey

    SI "A collective revelation was recently had by the three goaltenders on Team U.S.A., and those sensitive to spoilers should know that fate will ensure this particular matter occurs sometime soon. Bear with us, though, because the parameters take time to explain. Start in March 2004, at an ice rink..." September 14

  • Ben Bishop happy, relieved to play in World Cup "The scene at Consol Energy Center on May 13 was frightening. There was Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, competing in the Eastern Conference Final for a second straight season, writhing in agony less than 13 minutes into Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. While scrambling to get..." September 13

  • Yzerman coy on keeping both Bishop and Vasilevskiy: 'Maybe, maybe not'

    Tampa Bay Times "With an expansion draft looming, the prevailing assumption is that the Lightning will have to move either goalie Ben Bishop or backup Andrei Vasilevskiy by February's trade deadline. Not so fast. "Maybe, maybe not," Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told the Times Thursday. Yzerman said not only..." September 09

  • Bishop: Trade to Flames was 'close,' discussed extension

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goalie Ben Bishop thought he was headed to Calgary. Bishop, 29, the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist, was one of the league's most sought-after trade targets during the June NHL Draft in Buffalo. The Flames, in need of a No. 1 goalie, were hot on his trail and received permission from..." September 02

  • On Ben Bishop, and his uncertain future in Tampa Bay

    Pro Hockey Talk "On the surface, the whole thing just doesn’t seem fair. In this corner we have Ben Bishop — at 6-foot-7, the tallest netminder in NHL history — coming off a banner campaign in which he cemented himself as one of the game’s elite. Those covering Bolts almost unanimously agreed Bishop was the..." August 30

  • Lightning’s Ben Bishop Set to Return to Ice on Tuesday

    The Hockey Writers "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is set to make his return to the ice on Tuesday for the first time this offseason since suffering an injury during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs reported ESPN’s Joe McDonald on Monday. MacDonald reported that Bishop spent the first half of the summer..." July 26

  • Lightning's Bishop unveils World Cup mask

    The Score "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is gearing up for the World Cup of Hockey." July 23

  • Darren Dreger: ‘Price for Ben Bishop has to be significantly high’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Toronto’s TSN 1050 on Monday morning: On how Andrei Vasilevskiy has signed a three-year contract extension, and on how the Dallas Stars might be a logical choice for the Tampa Bay Lightning when the time comes to trade Ben Bishop: “That would be the target for me too, is..." July 05

  • Amid trade rumors, Ben Bishop awaits Vezina Trophy vote

    Tampa Bay Times "The Capitals' Braden Holtby is a 1-to-30 favorite, per Bovada, to take the honor as the league's top goaltender, voted on by general managers. The Kings' Jonathan Quick is the other finalist. "I would be pleasantly surprised if I won," Bishop, 29, said. "You hear that Holtby has kind of got it..." June 22

  • All 'quiet' on Ben Bishop front — so far

    Tampa Bay Times "The NHL's silly season continues, with the draft this weekend and free agency opening July 1. Beware of fake Twitter accounts and false rumors. There were some reports on social media - from fake accounts like one misrepresenting respected ESPN writer Pierre LeBrun - that Lightning goalie..." June 21

  • Marc-Andre Fleury price too high, Flames turn to Ben Bishop?

    Yahoo! Sports "The trade negotiations between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury appear to have become a “who’s more screwed?” competition. The Penguins seemed pretty screwed. Fleury makes $5.75 million against the cap through 2019, and his no-move clause necessitates..." June 21

  • Should Lightning trade Bishop and hand the torch to Vasilevskiy?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Erlendsson poses what may seem like a bold question on Hockey Buzz: should the Tampa Bay Lightning hand the reins to Andrei Vasilevskiy by trading Ben Bishop? Erlendsson points to these comments made by Lightning GM Steve Yzerman, with the last sentence likely being most pertinent: “I..." May 29

  • ‘I felt a huge pop’: Bishop suffered an ankle/shin injury in Eastern Conference Final

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop revealed he had strained ligaments in his ankle/shin area, which ultimately put him on the sidelines for the Eastern Conference Final. Bishop was stretchered off the ice after suffering the injury in the first period of Game 1 versus the Pittsburgh..." May 28

  • Lightning's Ben Bishop won't rush to return to playoffs

    Tampa Bay Times "G Ben Bishop is still hopeful he can play in the Eastern Conference final. "Absolutely," he said. But Bishop insisted he won't rush his return — no matter the stakes — if his lower-left leg injury suffered in Game 1 against the Penguins is limiting him too much." May 23

  • Lightning's Ben Bishop: Still out for Game 5

    CBS Sports "Bishop (leg) is not yet ready to rejoin the lineup for Game 5. Bishop's leg injury has held him out since Game 1 of this series, and while he was expected to play at some point in this series, his chances are thinning." May 22

  • Lightning’s Bishop out for Game 3, but coach Cooper ‘optimistic’ goaltender will return this round

    The Hockey News "It was hard not to think the worst when Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was writhing in pain on the ice during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final. However, it turns out Bishop could be back before anyone expected. After informing media that x-rays and MRIs came back negative, Bishop..." May 18

  • Lightning optimistic Bishop will return during East final

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning remain confident that starter Ben Bishop will be at their disposal during the Eastern Conference Final versu the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Jon Cooper relayed that message to the media Tuesday, a day after backup Andrei Vasilevskiy was solid in relief of Bishop, posting..." May 17

  • Bishop not ruled out for Game 2, thought his leg was broken

    Yahoo! Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop thought he suffered a serious leg injury in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins when he fell in the first period of Tampa’s 3-1 victory. “It was a feeling that I'd never felt, and then all of a sudden kind of..." May 15

  • Ben Bishop considered 'day-to-day' with lower body injury

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning got some extremely encouraging news Saturday, with goalie Ben Bishop considered just "day-to-day" with a lower body injury, GM Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times. It's uncertain Bishop's availability for Monday's Game 2, but this news certainly could have been a lot worse...." May 14

  • Lightning's Ben Bishop stretchered off ice in Game 1; X-rays come back negative

    USA Today "Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop’s injury Friday night was less serious than it originally appeared when he was stretchered off the ice with 7:35 left in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. “He had X-rays done, and everything came..." May 14

  • Lightning goaltender stretchered off the ice after apparent knee injury

    SB Nation "The Lightning have lost their starting goaltender Ben Bishop to injury for what could be a significant amount of time. Trying to make a mad scramble back into his crease on a play late in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Bishop looked to have tweaked something in his..." May 13

  • Lightning's Bishop: Drouin 'carrying' team since recall

    The Score "Watching from the crease, Ben Bishop has a unique perspective on the game. As far as the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is concerned, Jonathan Drouin's impact in the playoffs can't be understated. "He's been carrying this team ever since he's come up here," Bishop told reporters after a Game..." May 01