Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has successful wrist surgery

Goalie Ben Bishop is expected to need a 3-4-months of rehab after surgery on right wrist.

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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.

Dr. Thomas Graham performed the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Bishop will need a 3-4-month rehabilitation, but he’s expected to be ready for the start of training camp before next season. Last Thursday, Bishop said he tore the ligament during warm-ups before a Jan. 5 game at Edmonton. He said he re-injured it during a home loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 6.

Bishop, 27, emerged as one of the NHL’s most consistent goaltenders last season. A Vezina Trophy finalist, he finished with a 37-14-7 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage with five shutouts. He became Tampa Bay’s single-season leader in wins, save percentage and goals-against average.

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