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Ben Bishop: Set for front office job
Bishop will join the Stars' front office Saturday when his contract with the Sabres expires, Saad Yousuf of The Athletic reports.
Bishop hasn't played in the NHL since the 2019-20 season due to a career-ending knee injury, but he technically remained active for the remainder of his contract. He'll retire from playing with a career 222-128-36 record, 2.32 GAA and .921 save percentage over 413 contests. Bishop will take over as Director of Player Development for the Stars, with whom he spent parts of three seasons at the tail end of his career.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ben Bishop: Dealt to Sabres
Dallas traded Bishop (knee) and a seventh-round pick to Buffalo on Friday for future considerations.
Bishop's knee injury is expected to prevent the 35-year-old from returning to the NHL, so the Sabres will take on the final year of his contract while picking up a late draft pick. The team could stash him on long-term injured reserve once the 2022-23 campaign begins, but Buffalo may not need to worry about that with over $35 million in cap space currently.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Knee issue considered career-ending
Stars general manager Jim Nill said Saturday that Bishop will remain on long-term injured reserve with a degenerative knee injury that will spell the end of the goaltender's career, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The news comes as a major shock, as Bishop just completed his first conditioning game with AHL Texas and was expected to start again for the affiliate Saturday. He allowed eight goals on 34 shots and mentioned after the game that his knee felt fine for the first two periods but was a little sore in the third. The 35-year-old last played an NHL game in 2020 and spent over a year trying to return from surgery, but his degenerative knee condition ultimately was too much to overcome. Bishop finishes his career having posted fantastic numbers (222-128-36, .921 save percentage, 2.32 GAA) with St. Louis, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and Dallas. He'll remain on the Stars' books through the 2022-23 season while the team waits for his six-year, $29.5 million contract extension he signed in May 2017 to expire.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Recalled by Stars
Bishop (knee) was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Texas by the Stars on Saturday.
Although Bishop's been recalled by the big club, he'll remain on long-term injured reserve indefinitely with his knee injury. The 35-year-old netminder struggled in his lone appearance with AHL Texas during his conditioning stint, allowing eight goals on 34 shots, but that was to be expected considering Bishop hasn't seen game action in nearly 16 months.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Slated for conditioning assignment
Bishop (knee) is expected to join AHL Texas on a conditioning assignment soon, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The minor-league Stars are in action versus AHL Chicago on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, so there could be plenty of opportunities for Bishop to play. How the netminder fits into Dallas' plan moving forward remains to be seen, but he should be in the mix for at least a share of the workload once deemed fully fit.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Moves to LTIR
Bishop (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bishop was expected to start the year on long-term injured reserve and there hasn't been much information about when he might return. While he's gone, Dallas will use some combination of Braden Holtby, Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger in net.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Won't play during preseason
Bishop (knee), as expected, will not take the ice in any of the Stars' three remaining preseason contests, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Considering Bishop was originally slated to start the year on long-term injured reserve, the fact that he isn't going to play in any exhibition contests shouldn't come as a surprise. Dallas already has a logjam of netminders to sort out with Jake Oettinger, Anton Khudobin and Braden Holtby all seeing action during the preseason. Still, once cleared to play, the 34-year-old Bishop should be given every opportunity to reclaim the starting job despite missing the entire 2020-21 season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Likely to start season on IR
Mike Heika of the Stars' official site believes Bishop (knee) will start the upcoming season on injured reserve.
Bishop missed the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign with his knee issue, and although he's been practicing, there's no telling if or when he'll be ready to return this season. Heika believes Anton Khudobin and Braden Holtby will begin the upcoming campaign in the NHL with Jake Oettinger beginning in the AHL.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Status uncertain
General manager Jim Nill said the Stars won't know when or if Bishop (knee) will be ready to play, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Nill's comments cast a dark cloud over the hope for Bishop to be ready by the start of the season. He's still recovering from surgery on his right knee that kept him out for all of last season. As it stands, the Stars won't need to rush the 34-year-old back after signing Braden Holtby on Wednesday to join Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger as the team's options in goal. More information on Bishop should be available when the Stars open training camp in September.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Won't return this season
Bishop (knee) won't play in 2020-21.
Bishop has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee all season in hopes of returning to action at some point in 2020-21, but the Stars have decided to shut him down for the year so he can focus on returning to full health for the 2021-22 campaign. Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger will continue to shoulder the load in goal as Dallas pushes for a playoff spot over the final month of the season.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Hopes to return in two weeks
Stars GM Jim Nill said Monday that Bishop (knee) is two weeks from returning to the lineup, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
Bishop has been skating with the taxi squad for the last few days, and the Stars are encouraged enough with his progress to stamp a timetable on his return. It appears April 26 is the hopeful return date for Bishop. The 34-year-old was fantastic last year with a .920 save percentage and a 21-16-4 record, though Anton Khudobin -- who has been solid this year -- was the playoff hero.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Expected to skate with taxi squad
Bishop (knee) is expected to get on the ice with the Stars' taxi squad Saturday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
This is clearly a step in the right direction for Bishop, but he'll undoubtedly need to log a number of full practices with the main group before being cleared for game action. The veteran netminder has yet to play this season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Oct. 21.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Missing 3-5 more weeks
Bishop (knee) has skated but remains 3-to-5 weeks away from his return to the lineup, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Bishop's previous timeline had him out until early April, so this is just a smaller adjustment to that plan. The Stars have gotten quality goaltending out of Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger in Bishop's absence -- the team has allowed just 2.56 goals per game. There will be no need to rush Bishop back, but he should provide solid results in the crease when he's ready.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Out until April
Per general manager Jim Nill, Bishop (knee) has done some light skating, but he's still at least 4-6 weeks away from making his season debut, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop was originally expected to be ready to return in mid-March after undergoing knee surgery in late October, but that's clearly no longer on the table. The next step in the 34-year-old backstop's recovery will involve a return to practice with his teammates, so check back for another update on his status once that occurs.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Likely out until mid-March
Bishop underwent right knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus Oct. 21. and is expected to be sidelined until mid-March.
Bishop appeared in just three games for the Stars last postseason due to ungoing issues related to the knee surgery he underwent in May, so it sounds like an additional procedure was required following Dallas' elimination from the Stanley Cup Finals to fully address his injured knee heading into the 2020-21 campaign. Although no firm start date for next season has been established, Bishop will almost certainly miss the beginning of the campaign at a minimum considering he's not expected to be ready to rock until mid-March at the earliest. That means more playing time for Anton Khudobin, who could emerge as the Stars' true No. 1 netminder after playing well in a workhorse role during the 2019-20 playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Dealt with knee issues
Bishop underwent knee surgery in May, which affected his availability for the playoffs, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bishop ended up ceding the No. 1 job to Anton Khudobin during the Stars' lengthy playoff run, appearing in just three games during the postseason due to his ongoing knee issues. He is, however, fully expected to be ready for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, and Anton Khudobin is set to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent, so Bishop's job as Dallas' starter appears to be fully secure. The 33-year-old netminder put together another impressive regular season in 2019-20, finishing the year with a 21-16-4 record to go with a 2.50 GAA and .920 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Sidelined Monday
Bishop (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Game 6 against Tampa Bay on Monday, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Even if healthy, Bishop would likely be hard-pressed to steal the No. 1 job away from Anton Khudobin, especially considering he went 1-6-0 with a 4.54 GAA in his previous seven appearances. Heading into next season, Bishop should reclaim the starting job, though he may need to split minutes with Khudobin.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Won't dress for Game 5
Bishop (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's must-win Game 5 versus the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Even if the Stars are able to stave off elimination Saturday, it doesn't appear as though Dallas is expecting to have Bishop back this postseason. The 33-year-old backstop is one of the best in the business when healthy, but concerns surrounding his health will definitely play into his perceived value heading into next year's fantasy drafts.... See More ... See Less
Stars' Ben Bishop: Still sidelined
Bishop (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Friday's Game 4 against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop has been sidelined for over three weeks with his undisclosed issue and at this point it seems likely that he won't return this postseason. Anton Khudobin will continue to lead the way in goal for the Stars with Jake Oettinger serving as his backup.... See More ... See Less
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