Ben Bishop G TB 21 Hrs

Bishop (wrist) was encouraged with how he felt after Friday's on-ice work, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He did 15 minutes of individual drills and a 90-minute practice. "The first session felt really good, got a little sore toward the end of the second session, but that's kind of expected," Bishop said.

This is great news for his owners and for the Bolts. The team's playoff hopes went down the drain when big Bishop got hurt late in the year. He'll build on his Vezina-nominated season and should deliver similar output this year.

Ben Bishop G TB 1 Month

Bishop (wrist) began facing shots last week for the fist time since undergoing surgery, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop indicated the session went well, and he'll likely had further activities to his offseason training program in the days to come. The netminder plans on being ready to go for training camp, and should be viewed as a top-tier goalie option in light of his high probable workload, as well as the impressive ratios he showed last season.

Ben Bishop G TB 3 Months

Ben Bishop said the 2013-14 season "almost feels like it was incomplete" after he was forced to sit out the end of the year with a wrist injury and a dislocated elbow.

He missed the last three games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs. Bishop had surgery on his wrist in April to repair a torn ligament and his elbow is close to 100 percent. He expects to be ready for training camp and is projected to start skating in August. The Lightning will probably have to claim a playoff spot in 2014-15 for Bishop to fulfill his unfinished business, but it could serve as motivation during the regular season.

Ben Bishop G TB 4 Months

Ben Bishop has been busy rehabbing his surgically-repaired wrist.

"It's going well," he said. "Slowly but surely, we're getting movement back in it. It's getting stronger each day." He's been working on getting his range of motion back, with resistance training and stretching, two weeks after being in a cast. His left dislocation elbow, which was hurt in early April is about "90 percent" ready. Bishop plans to start skating in August and to be ready for training camp.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 Months

Ben Bishop had successful wrist surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament.

He will need 3-4 months of rehabilitation to recover, but he's expected to be ready for training camp. Bishop initially suffered the injury during warmups on Jan. 5 in Edmonton. The dislocated elbow, which kept him on the shelf for the final three games of the regular season and the playoffs was a separate issue.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 Months

Ben Bishop will have surgery on his wrist Tuesday.

A definitive rehab time will be set after the procedure. Bishop could have a shorter rehab time than the initial three-to-four months that was expected if he undergoes a lesser surgery.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 Months

Ben Bishop may be a candidate for a less involved surgery on his right wrist which would cut down his rehabilitation time.

Originally it was thought that Bishop would need 3-4 months to recover from ligament surgery but there is a chance he could have a different type of procedure performed that would cut down his rehab time considerably. Bishop is scheduled to be eveluated on Monday. We will certainly have more news then.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 Months

Ben Bishop has been nominated for the Vezina Trophy.

Bishop finished seventh among eligible goalies with a 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage. He also was fourth in the NHL with 37 wins in 63 starts. Bishop probably won't win the Vezina Trophy, but he deserves plenty of credit for leading the Lightning to the playoffs this season.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 Months

Ben Bishop will spend his off-season recovering from ligament surgery on his right wrist.

It was reported that he didn't play in the playoffs because of a dislocated elbow, but apparently his wrist was an issue as well. Bishop said he will wear a cast for six weeks after the procedure and his total rehab time is set for three-to-four months. He believes he'll be 100 percent when training camp begins in the fall.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 Months

The injury that kept Ben Bishop out of the playoffs was a dislocated elbow.

Bishop helped Tampa Bay get to the postseason by recording a 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage in 63 contests. With Bishop sidelined, the Lightning were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round.