It looks like there is both good news and bad news coming out of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization today. According to Lightning beat reporter Missy Zielinkski, Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop will not be in net tomorrow night at the MTS Centre as the Bolts take on the Winnipeg Jets.
On the flip side, according to the same tweet, Head Coach Jon Cooper said that Bishop was not scheduled to be in net even before the injury. So this will give Bishop some time to let things heal properly.
At this particular moment in time, Bishop is listed as being Day to Day with an Upper Body Injury. They are not giving away any specifics, but from the looks of the video, it would seem that it has to do with either his hand or wrist.
In case you missed what happened the first time, here is a look at the play where Bishop sustained the injury.
According to Zielinski, Bishop was actually injured during pre-game warm-ups, and the injury was further aggravated by the play in the first period.
However, there is some good news here. There is speculation that Bishop may be ready to return Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. This is definitely music to my ears, as we will need on all hands on deck to deal with the lead goal scorer in the National Hockey League.
We will just have to sit back and watch to see what the next couple of days bring us. Hopefully, everything will be ok, and we’ll be able to proceed as we were.
We’ll keep you up to date on any changes in the situation as soon as more information becomes available.