Bishop underwent right knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus Oct. 21. and is expected to be sidelined until mid-March.
Bishop appeared in just three games for the Stars last postseason due to ungoing issues related to the knee surgery he underwent in May, so it sounds like an additional procedure was required following Dallas' elimination from the Stanley Cup Finals to fully address his injured knee heading into the 2020-21 campaign. Although no firm start date for next season has been established, Bishop will almost certainly miss the beginning of the campaign at a minimum considering he's not expected to be ready to rock until mid-March at the earliest. That means more playing time for Anton Khudobin, who could emerge as the Stars' true No. 1 netminder after playing well in a workhorse role during the 2019-20 playoffs.
Bishop underwent knee surgery in May, which affected his availability for the playoffs, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bishop ended up ceding the No. 1 job to Anton Khudobin during the Stars' lengthy playoff run, appearing in just three games during the postseason due to his ongoing knee issues. He is, however, fully expected to be ready for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, and Anton Khudobin is set to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent, so Bishop's job as Dallas' starter appears to be fully secure. The 33-year-old netminder put together another impressive regular season in 2019-20, finishing the year with a 21-16-4 record to go with a 2.50 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Bishop (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Game 6 against Tampa Bay on Monday, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Even if healthy, Bishop would likely be hard-pressed to steal the No. 1 job away from Anton Khudobin, especially considering he went 1-6-0 with a 4.54 GAA in his previous seven appearances. Heading into next season, Bishop should reclaim the starting job, though he may need to split minutes with Khudobin.
Bishop (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's must-win Game 5 versus the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Even if the Stars are able to stave off elimination Saturday, it doesn't appear as though Dallas is expecting to have Bishop back this postseason. The 33-year-old backstop is one of the best in the business when healthy, but concerns surrounding his health will definitely play into his perceived value heading into next year's fantasy drafts.
Bishop (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Friday's Game 4 against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop has been sidelined for over three weeks with his undisclosed issue and at this point it seems likely that he won't return this postseason. Anton Khudobin will continue to lead the way in goal for the Stars with Jake Oettinger serving as his backup.
Bishop (undisclosed) remains unfit and won't be available against the Lightning for Game 3 on Wednesday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bishop has played in just one of the Stars' previous 18 contests due to his undisclosed injury. Even if healthy, it would take a pretty poor outing from Anton Khudobin to be unseated as the preferred option between the pipes for Dallas. At this point, fantasy players shouldn't expect Bishop to play anytime soon and should be focusing on next season when it comes to the netminder.
Bishop (undisclosed) will not be available against Tampa Bay for Game 2 on Monday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
While not officially confirmed by coach Rick Bowness, Bishop's continued absence all but guarantees Anton Khudobin will be between the pipes for Game 2. Even if healthy, Bishop would be hard-pressed to overtake Khudobin for the starting job with how well the backup has fared this postseason. Heading into next season, the two netminders could end up splitting the crease, though that would require Dallas to re-sign Khudobin.
Bishop (undisclosed) will not suit up for Saturday's Game 1 showdown with the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop is still considered day-to-day but he has been getting some reps in during practice. It's unclear if he'll be available during the Stanley Cup finals, but with Games 4 and 5 coming on back-to-back nights, he may get the starting nod at some point this series.
Bishop (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Monday's Game 5 showdown against Vegas, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Although Bishop continues to practice with the team, coach Rick Bowness reiterated that his goaltender isn't healthy enough to start or even back up. Monday's game will mark the seventh straight game that Bishop has missed, and Jake Oettinger will continue to serve as Anton Khudobin's backup until Bishop is healthy to return.
Bishop (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Saturday's Game 4 versus Vegas, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Bishop will miss a sixth straight game Saturday and remains without a timetable for his return. Jake Oettinger will continue to serve as Anton Khudobin's backup until Bishop is given the green light.
Bishop (undisclosed) continues to be unfit to play and won't be available against the Golden Knights for Game 3 on Thursday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
At this point, it feels safe to assume that Bishop reaggravated whatever is bothering him in his brief Game 5 clash with Colorado. Even if the netminder is cleared to return at some point, it would be somewhat surprising to see the Stars deviate from using Anton Khudobin between the pipes.
Bishop (undisclosed) has been deemed "unfit to play" in Tuesday's Game 2 versus Vegas, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
There's no clear timeline for Bishop to return to the lineup, but Anton Khudobin is locked into the starting role regardless of Bishop's status.
Bishop (undisclosed) is unfit to play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Golden Knights, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
The 33-year-old missed the past two games after being unfit to play in the last round against Colorado, and it's unclear if he reaggravated his injury in Game 5. It's unclear when Bishop could potentially return to action, but in his stead, look for Anton Khudobin to draw the start with Jake Oettinger handling backup duties.
Bishop (undisclosed) will not be in action for Game 7 against Colorado on Friday, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.
It's unclear if Bishop was rushed back into action too soon or if he reaggravated his injury in Game 5, but his brief appearance in which he gave up four goals on 19 shots before getting the hook may be his last outing of the season if Dallas loses Thursday. In his stead, Anton Khudobin will continue to defend the cage for the Stars.
Bishop (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in Wednesday's Game 6 against Colorado, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
The specifics of the absence remain unclear, as the veteran was pulled in Monday's Game 5 after allowing four goals on 19 shots. Anton Khudobin will draw the start for the pivotal game, with Jake Oettinger taking over backup duties. Bishop's next chance to suit up will either be in Friday's Game 7 or the Conference Finals.
Bishop yielded four goals on 19 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Avalanche in Game 5.
Bishop, who had missed eight games with an undisclosed injury, was not sharp in his 13:43 of action Monday. The Stars had a defensive collapse in general, but Bishop wasn't able to bail then out. He's allowed exactly four goals in all three of his playoff appearances so far, facing 77 shots in that span. Anton Khudobin, who gave up two tallies on 22 shots in relief of Bishop, seems likely to start Wednesday's Game 6.
Bishop (undisclosed) led the team to the ice in warmups and is expected to start Game 5 against the Avalanche on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
A previous report suggested that Bishop would miss his ninth consecutive game, but he looks ready to get back in action. Prior to his injury, the 33-year-old appeared in two games since the NHL returned to play, allowing eight goals on 58 shots. He'll look to finish off the series and give Dallas a spot in the Western Conference finals.
Bishop (undisclosed) was once again deemed unfit to play and won't be in the lineup against Colorado for Game 5 on Monday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Bishop will be sidelined for his ninth straight contest Monday. With the Denver native's continued absence, the Stars figure to keep utilizing Anton Khudobin between the pipes. At this point, given that Khudobin is 6-1 with a .912 save percentage in his last seven outings, coach Rick Bowness may not use Bishop even once the netminder is cleared to play.
Bishop (undisclosed) has been skating but is still "unfit to play", Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
There's still no timeline for Bishop's return, but it's encouraging that he's getting ice time. Anton Khudobin has performed well in Bishop's absence, so there's no guarantee Bishop will start even when he returns.
Bishop (undisclosed) skated Tuesday, but he's still considered unfit to play ahead of Wednesday's Game 3, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Bishop is definitely trending in the right direction, but he may have to settle for a backup role once he's deemed fit to play, as Anton Khudobin has been fantastic for the Stars recently, picking up five straight wins while posting a 2.48 GAA and .928 save percentage. Jake Oettinger will remain Khudobin's backup for Game 3, but there's a chance Bishop will be ready to dress by Friday's Game 4.
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|08/31||@ COL||L 3-6||1||4||15||19|
|08/13||vs CGY||W 5-4||1||4||22||26|
|08/03||@ LV||L 3-5||1||4||28||32|
|03/10||vs NYR||L 2-4||1||4||23||27|
|03/07||vs NSH||L 0-1||1||1||22||23|
|02/27||@ BOS||L 3-4||1||4||24||28|
|02/21||vs STL||L 1-5||1||4||9||13|
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