Tampa Bay Lightning starting goaltender Ben Bishop is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.
The Lightning recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League to serve as backup to Anders Lindback.
Earlier in the day, the Bolts recalled Kristers Gudlevskis from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL as a precautionary measure. Gudlevskis participated in practice, then was re-assigned to Syracuse in the afternoon.
Bishop has started in three of Tampa Bay’s four games this season, posting a 3-0 record, 1.93 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. He played the full 60 minutes in Thursday’s 7-2 win over the Florida Panthers and showed no signs of injury during post-game interviews.
The Lightning return to action Saturday night when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Desjardins appeared in the Crunch’s lone game this season, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Binghamton Senators on Oct. 5. He has appeared in five career games for the Lightning, posting a 2-3 record with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.
Gudlevskis, Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, had been participating in Everblades training camp about two hours south in Estero, Fla.