General manager Jim Nill said the Stars won't know when or if Bishop (knee) will be ready to play, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports. Nill's comments cast a dark cloud over the hope for Bishop to be ready by the start of the season. He's still recovering from surgery on his right knee that kept him out for all of last season. As it stands, the Stars won't need to rush the 34-year-old back after signing Braden Holtby on Wednesday to join Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger as the team's options in goal. More information on Bishop should be available when the Stars open training camp in September.
Bishop (knee) won't play in 2020-21. Bishop has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee all season in hopes of returning to action at some point in 2020-21, but the Stars have decided to shut him down for the year so he can focus on returning to full health for the 2021-22 campaign. Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger will continue to shoulder the load in goal as Dallas pushes for a playoff spot over the final month of the season.
Stars GM Jim Nill said Monday that Bishop (knee) is two weeks from returning to the lineup, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports. Bishop has been skating with the taxi squad for the last few days, and the Stars are encouraged enough with his progress to stamp a timetable on his return. It appears April 26 is the hopeful return date for Bishop. The 34-year-old was fantastic last year with a .920 save percentage and a 21-16-4 record, though Anton Khudobin -- who has been solid this year -- was the playoff hero.
Bishop (knee) is expected to get on the ice with the Stars' taxi squad Saturday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. This is clearly a step in the right direction for Bishop, but he'll undoubtedly need to log a number of full practices with the main group before being cleared for game action. The veteran netminder has yet to play this season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Oct. 21.
Bishop (knee) has skated but remains 3-to-5 weeks away from his return to the lineup, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports. Bishop's previous timeline had him out until early April, so this is just a smaller adjustment to that plan. The Stars have gotten quality goaltending out of Anton Khudobin and Jake Oettinger in Bishop's absence -- the team has allowed just 2.56 goals per game. There will be no need to rush Bishop back, but he should provide solid results in the crease when he's ready.
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