Lightning goalie Ben Bishop out 3-4 weeks with lower body injury

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will be out three to four weeks because of a lower body injury.

Bishop was hurt in the first period Tuesday. He was injured while kicking out his right leg to make a pad save on Nick Jensen’s shot from along the right boards. Bishop stayed down for a moment before skating gingerly to the bench.

The Lightning beat the Red Wings 4-1, as Andrei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves in relief of Bishop.

The Lightning recalled goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis of the Syracuse Crunch. Gudlevskis has appeared in 14 games this season, posting a 5-4-2 record. He was a 2016 American Hockey League All-Star.

Gudlevskis has played in two National Hockey League games for the Lightning. He has a 1-0-1 record in the NHL. The Lightning selected the 24-year-old in the fifth round in the 2013 NHL Draft.

In November the Lightning announced captain Steven Stamkos had suffered a lateral meniscus tear. At that time, the team said Stamkos would be out at least four months. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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