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Bishop (lower body) is now being viewed as doubtful to play in either of the Lightning's games during the upcoming weekend, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop was unable to practice Thursday, which will likely prompt coach Jon Cooper and the team's medical staff to take caution and keep him out for a few more days. Cooper wouldn't rule Bishop out as an option for Tuesday's game against the Penguins, but he'll need to show some notable improvement with his condition before he's cleared to return.

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Bishop does not believe his lower-body injury is serious, and he hopes to return to action Friday or Saturday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's website reports.

Bishop suffered the injury in the first period of Monday's game and was replaced by Evgeni Nabokov. His setback will prevent him from playing in Tuesday's game, but fortunately for the Lightning and fantasy owners, he does not appear to be facing an extended absence. Nabokov will get the nod in his place Tuesday night.

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Bishop suffered a lower-body injury in Monday's game and will not return, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.

The extent of Bishop's injury is uncertain, but he was unable to continue after playing the entire first period. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

Ben Bishop G TB 4 Days

Bishop will start between the pipes Monday against the Penguins, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Bishop has lost his last three starts, but should still be considered one of the top fantasy goaltenders in the league. He already has 25 starts on the season, and his 16 wins are the third most in the whole NHL.

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Bishop made 24 saves for Tampa Bay in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Washington. He allowed three goals.

He kept his mates in the game at the start when they were outshot 12-2 in the first. But he's now lost three straight games. And he's allowed 10 goals in those three outings. He should bounce back. Keep the faith.

Ben Bishop G TB 6 Days

Bishop will man the net Saturday against the Capitals, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop turned in one of his poorer outings of the season in his previous match with the Capitals on Tuesday, surrendering four goals on 30 shots in the defeat. He's been a bit shaky his last two times out, but after picking up a rest Thursday when backup Evgeni Nabokov got the start, the Bolts hope their No. 1 goalie will be refreshed for the rematch with Washington.

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Bishop made 30 saves in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals. He allowed four goals.

He got off to a rough start, allowing an Alexander Ovechkin snipe 40 seconds into the game. He settled down, but the Bolts have been scuffling and they just couldn't rebound. He'll bounce back soon enough, though -- no worries.

Ben Bishop G TB 10 Days

Bishop will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Bishop saw a five-game winning steak come to an end his last time out, but he still sits second in the league with 16 victories, and has given up more than three goals in just one game all season. He will take on a Washington team that has won two in a row entering Tuesday's contest.

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Bishop made 17 saves in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the big chess piece, but hey -- he can't win them all. This loss aside, Bishop is a great fantasy asset.

Ben Bishop G TB 13 Days

Bishop will start in goal Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop faced just 13 shots in Thursday's shutout of Buffalo, and he'll face a Columbus team Saturday that ranks 24th in the league with 28.7 shot attempts per game. He can tie the Predators' Pekka Rinne for the league lead in wins with a victory Saturday.