Bishop made 11 saves -- on as many shots -- and helped the Stars beat the Blues 5-3 on Tuesday. Bishop played half of Tuesday night's contest, posting a half-game shutout in the process. The 31-year-old netminder will face pressure to stay healthy in 2018-19 after battling injuries the last two years. This is a small step in the right direction for Bishop.
Bishop will start Tuesday's preseason game against the Blues, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Bishop is finally healthy from a knee injury he suffered late last season, and he'll be looking to strut his stuff against the team that drafted him in 2005. The 31-year-old isn't slowing down, as he recorded a .916 save percentage and 2.49 GAA in 53 games last season. It could be a favorable matchup against the Blues, who are looking to get their young prospects plenty of action while starting their backup goalie, Chad Johnson.
Bishop (knee) is feeling healthy and appears ready for the start of training camp, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. After being limited to 39 games in 2016-17, Bishop, 31, appeared in 53 contests a season ago before suffering a left knee injury. Two consecutive campaigns cut short by injury have some referring to the 6-foot-7 netminder as "injury prone." When healthy, Bishop has the potential to be a star. He's finished top 10 in games played, wins and shutouts on three separate occasions in his career, and posted top-10 marks in both save percentage and goals against average twice. All signs point to Bishop being fully healthy heading into training camp, so fantasy owners can expect a big year from the larger-than-life goaltender.
As expected, Bishop (lower body) didn't travel for a three-game road trip and will officially be out for the rest of the season, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic Dallas-Ft. Worth reports. A recent report on Bishop implied that he'd miss the final three games of the regular season, and now that's been corroborated since he did, in fact, miss the charter to San Jose to kick off the trip. With the Stars eliminated from the playoffs, the American netminder finishes with a 26-17-5 record to supplement a 2.49 GAA and .916 save percentage; those figures were slightly weaker than his career average between the Blues, Senators, Lightning and Kings. Barring a setback, he'll open the 2018-19 campaign as the starting netminder for the Stars -- it'll be the Kari Lehtonen Show for the rest of this season.
Bishop (lower body) will not travel with the Stars on their road trip, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Considering that the Stars have the rest of their games on this aforementioned road trip, that means Bishop is done for the regular season. If you've been holding onto him on your fantasy team, you can let him go.
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