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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop underwent successful surgery

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, Ben Bishop, underwent a successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his wrist. All reports state that the surgery went well and that Bishop is looking at a 3-4 month recovery time. He is expected to be ready once the 2014-15 training camp begins.

Bishop suffered a dislocated shoulder in a game at the beginning of the month. Surprisingly this is what ended his season, not the injury to his wrist. Already forced out of play, he opted to undergo the wrist surgery now, rather than postpone it further.

Despite the injuries throughout the season, Ben Bishop is one of the three finalists for the Venzina Trophy; an award given to the top goalie in the NHL. He had a 37-14-7 record throughout the season with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage along with five shutouts.An amazing accomplishment even for a goalie who is 100% healthy.

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