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After signing extension, Bishop begins wrist rehab

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TAMPA, FL - APRIL 8: Sami Salo #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning helps injured goalie Ben Bishop #30 as Steven Stamkos #91 looks on against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 8, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

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While Saturday was a lucrative day for Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, what with the two-year, $11.9 million extension and all, it was also a day for him to update how he’s doing after undergoing wrist surgery in April.

As Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune shared, Bishop is feeling good about not just his wrist but also the dislocated elbow he suffered as well.

“I have most of my range of motion back, but now it’s just getting that strength back,” Bishop said. “But there is still some rehab left. The elbow feels good and I’m just excited to try it out. ... I’m really excited for training camp.”

Bishop being unable to backstop the Lightning in the playoffs hurt them immensely as they were swept in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens. After a Vezina Trophy finalist-worthy season, he was vital to their success.

Now that he’s got nearly 12 million new reasons to keep it going, as well as the desire to not be a one-hit wonder, the pressure is on to bounce back big.

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