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Lightning goalie Bishop believes he’ll be ‘ready to go’ for training camp


James OBrien

This season may not have ended the way Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop wanted it to. He under went wrist surgery in April and was never able to compete for his team in the Stanley Cup playoffs due to a dislocated elbow.

He suffered the injury in early April, just before the post-season began.

The Lightning were swept out of the first round by the Montreal Canadiens. A disappointing result, although one can’t help but wonder how it may have differed had Bishop been healthy enough to play.

But while this season ended in disappointment for Bishop, and the Lightning, it appears he’ll be ready to go come training camp. At least that’s according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times.

A Vezina finalist for a 37-14-7 record this season - don’t forget the .924 save percentage and 2.23 goals-against average - his return could make the Lightning a formidable opponent in the Eastern Conference.

“It’s going well,” Bishop told the Tampa Bay Times. “Slowly but surely, we’re getting movement back in it. It’s getting stronger each day.”

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