Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop said Tuesday the lower-body injury that caused him to come out of the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday after one period isn't serious and he hopes to play this weekend, the team reported via its website.
The Lightning recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
Bishop said he tweaked something near the end of the first period, but didn't leave the game immediately with the Lightning about to start a power play.
"I knew that it was something you don’t really want to mess with," Bishop said. "It was 1:15 left, we were on the power play, so I wasn't going to leave the game right then and there because it's not too often you have too many shots on the power play. I figured I could hold out until then."