TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking precautions for goalie Ben Bishop’s absence.
Bishop, 27, is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury after he left early in the first period of a 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The apparent right-hand injury led to more evaluation Monday, and he’s not expected to play Tuesday at the Winnipeg Jets.
Consequently, Cedrick Desjardins was recalled from the Syracuse Crunch on Monday evening, presumably to back up Anders Lindback on Tuesday.
Desjardins, 28, has played in 18 games with Syracuse this season, earning a 5-8-2 record with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. He has played in five NHL games, all with the Lightning in the 2010-11 and 2012-13 campaigns, and he has a 2-3-0 record with a 2.14 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.
Bishop, meanwhile, has been stellar for the Bolts this winter, and a prolonged departure from the lineup would hurt his team as it continues its surprise season near the top of the Eastern Conference. He’s 22-5-3 with a 1.86 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.