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Lightning G Bishop has successful wrist surgery

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— Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September.

Bishop will need 3-4 months of rehabilitation to recover, according to a news release from the team.

The procedure was performed by Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic.

Bishop injured the wrist during warmups on Jan. 5 in Edmonton and left the game in the opening minutes. He was placed on injured reserve, but returned Jan. 14 and continued to play with a hard brace on the wrist. He missed the final three games of the regular season and the playoffs after dislocating his left elbow when he fell to the ice while diving for a puck on April 8.

Bishop was named last week as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in the league after finishing fourth overall in victories with 37, which also set a franchise record, seventh in save percentage (.924) and goals-against average (2.23) and fourth with five shutouts.

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