|Date of Birth||11/21/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'7", 225 lbs|
|Drafted||2005 - Rd 3 (85th Overall) by STL|
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Bishop stopped 34 of 38 shots in Saturday's loss to the Golden Knights.
Bishop is struggling in the Dallas crease right now, having given up seven goals over back-to-back losses. The 31-year-old came up with a few great saves Saturday evening, but it just wasn't good enough against a red-hot Vegas club. Bishop is sporting a .909 save percentage through 24 appearances and had strung together four straight victories prior to Tuesday's loss against Nashville. The 6-foot-7 netminder remains a valuable fantasy option due to his heavy workload and decent rate stats, so we wouldn't be too worried about this recent stretch. Bishop is capable of bouncing back and can be rolled out with confidence right now.
Bishop (back) will return to the crease for Saturday's home game against the Golden Knights, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.
If you own Bishop in fantasy, hopefully his sitting out Thursday's game against the Blues was enough of a mental break, as he surrendered three goals on 15 shots to the Predators before getting pulled in favor of Kari Lehtonen four days ago. Still, Bishop has claimed 13 wins over 23 appearances, and his .910 save percentage isn't so bad considering that goals are up across the league this year. He'll certainly need to act as one of his team's best penalty killers in this next match against a Golden Knights expansion club boasting the league's third-ranked offense overall.
Bishop (sore back) started Saturday and stopped 34 of 38 shots after missing the 3-0 loss at St. Louis on Thursday with a sore back.
The expensive netminder has been giving the Stars their money's worth lately, having compiled a 6-2-0 record with a 2.24 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in eight appearances heading into this contest.
Bishop is day-to-day with a sore back and won't travel to St. Louis for Thursday's game against the Blues, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
With Bishop set to miss at least one contest, the Stars will be forced to recall a goaltender, who will presumably slot into the lineup as Kari Lehtonen's backup against the Blues. Dallas should release another update on Bishop's status prior to Saturday's matchup with the Golden Knights.
Bishop allowed three goals on 15 shots before getting the hook in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Nashville.
Backup Kari Lehtonen surrendered two goals on 17 shots in the final 35:34 after Bishop was pulled early in the second period. This ugly effort snapped a four-game winning streak for Bishop, who remains the clear-cut No.1 option in net for his new club.