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Bishop faces shots for first time since surgery



Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop faced shots last week for the first time since late April right wrist surgery, and it went well, according to general manager Steve Yzerman.

"It felt good. Monday, Tuesday and today (Wednesday)," Bishop told Fox Sports Florida's Paul Kennedy. "I was a little apprehensive, and the wrist isn't 100 percent yet. But there was no real pain. The training staff, the coaches and I wanted to see how it was coming along. I would say I have to get about the last 10 percent healthy."

Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist who signed a two-year, $11.9 million extension Aug. 2, worked out in Tampa for a few days. His season ended in early April after dislocating his left elbow, which he now says is "99-percent."

The goal, or plan, is for Bishop to be ready for training camp in mid-September.

"I'm not going to say I will be, but I'm pretty confident I'll be able," Bishop said after signing his extension..."We still have quite a bit of time before camp starts. I'm not too worried about it. The wrist still has got a little bit of ways to go. You never know, have to take your time."


[Last modified: Monday, August 11, 2014 10:55am]


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