ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Thursday that goaltender Manny Legace has been placed on injured reserve with a mild concussion. Legace was injured in the first period on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Anaheim. The club has recalled goaltender Ben Bishop from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Bishop, 22, made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in a relief effort this season on Oct. 24 vs. Los Angeles, becoming the tallest goaltender to play in the history of the NHL at 6’7”. He made his first career NHL start on Oct. 25, collecting his first win after defeating Florida 4-0 in a combined shutout with goaltender Marek Schwarz. Bishop has played in a total of three games with the Blues this season, posting a 1-0-1 record, a 2.41 goals against average and a .917% save percentage. He has also played in 15 games this season with the Rivermen, registering a 8-7-0 record, a .894% save percentage along with a 3.00 goals against average.
Bishop was originally St. Louis’ third round selection, 85th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He spent three years at Chaminade High School in St. Louis before joining the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League following his junior year.