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Rotowire: Sep 26 / 8:46a ET
News: Bishop turned away all 18 shots he faced in Friday's preseason win over the Panthers. He looked comfortable, moving easily from post to post, so the groin tear he suffered in the Stanley Cup finals seems fully healed.
Impact: Bishop is a fantastic goaltender, so it isn't shocking to see him submit an outstanding performance in his first return to action since fully recovering from the groin tear he suffered in Game 2 of the Cup finals. He'll once again be a workhorse for the Lightning in 2014-15, and if Friday's performance is any indication, he could be in for another big season.
Rotowire: Sep 8 / 9:46a ET
News: Bishop (groin) said he doesn't expect to face any limitations during training camp, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Bishop suffered the groin tear in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but only missed one more match in the six-game series. With the whole summer to recover, Bishop didn't require surgery to address the issue and should be back to handle a large volume of the starts in net for the Bolts during the coming season. The netminder didn't post elite ratios (2.32 GAA, .916 save percentage) last season, but thanks to Tampa's high-powered offense, he reached the 40-win plateau.