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.
Bishop (lower body) skated Wednesday, but he's not close to returning, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. This information was relayed from head coach Ken Hitchcock. With the Stars' chances of making the playoffs reduced to a fractional value, it doesn't look like Bishop will be able to return for any of the five remaining games, but we're only speculating in that regard and it'll probably be worth hanging onto Bishop in redraft leagues with hopes that he can make a miraculous turnaround with his recovery.
Bishop (lower body) has yet to resume skating and won't be reevaluated until April 1, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports. Bishop continues to nurse a left knee injury that has plagued him this season and the Stars will give him ample time to recover from the issue to ensure there are no long-term effects. With the team clinging to playoff hopes, Kari Lehtonen will continue to hold down the crease in his absence. Mike McKenna is also on the roster as a backup option, but Lehtonen will likely see most of the starts unless the Stars are officially eliminated.
Bishop has reinjured his left knee, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports, adding that a timeline for the veteran goalie should be available Thursday. Bishop originally injured that knee March 5 against the Senators, and it caused him to miss five straight games. This puts the Stars in a particularly precarious spot, as they face slightly higher than 50-50 odds of making it to the playoffs. Now, Dallas has to rely on Kari Lehtonen, whose pedestrian numbers caused GM Jim Nill to go after Bishop with a six-year, $29.5 million deal in the offseason. Unfortunately, we wouldn't expect Bishop to return until the beginning of April at the earliest.
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