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Lightning's Bishop faces shots, making progress

Friday, 04.18.2014 / 4:56 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Lightning-Canadiens series blog

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Lightning's Bishop faces shots, making progress

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop faced shots Friday for the first time since sustaining an elbow injury April 8, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Bishop took shots from goaltenders coach Frantz Jean before the morning skate prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Times Forum (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, RDS, FS-F).

Goalie Anders Lindback will start again after losing Game 1 5-4.

"[Bishop is] progressing every day," Jean said. "The last three days have been extremely positive for him. The recuperation is going very well."

It is unknown when Bishop will be able to return to game action. He was injured making a diving save against the Toronto Maple Leafs and landing on his left arm.

Game 3 is Sunday at Montreal (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, SUN).

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