Ben Bishop has successful wrist surgery
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop on Tuesday underwent what the team said was "successful" wrist surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Rehab is expected to be three to four months, and Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist, is expected to be ready for training camp.
The procedure was done by orthopedist Thomas Graham, who previously operated on then-Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier.
Bishop, 27, who wet team records this season with 37 wins, a 2.23 goals-against average and .924 save percentage sustained a ligament injury on Jan. 5 during warmups at Edmonton. He continued to play until dislocating his left elbow April 8 against the Maple Leafs.
Here is the announcement from the team:
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop underwent a successful procedure on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, the team announced today. The operation was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham.
Bishop will require a 3-4-month rehabilitation and he is expected to be ready for the start of the Lightning’s 2014 training camp.
A 2014 Vezina Trophy Finalist, Bishop played in 63 games with Tampa Bay this season, posting a 37-14-7 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage with five shutouts. He set Lightning franchise records for wins, save percentage and goals-against average in a season.