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The Dallas Stars plan to assign goaltender Ben Bishop to the Texas Stars on a conditioning assignment, first reported by Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News. Earlier today, DeFranks reported in a tweet, “The Stars plan on sending goaltender Ben Bishop on a conditioning assignment to AHL affiliate Texas this week, according to a source.” Bishop missed all of the 2020-21 season with a knee injury and has been on long-term injured reserve to this point in the season for Dallas.
At age 35, Bishop has a wealth of experience at both the AHL and NHL level. Over his AHL career, Bishop has posted a 0.913 SV%, played in 175 regular season games and made 4,645 saves. Bishop most recently played in the AHL for the Binghamton Senators during the 2012-13 season and has also played for the Peoria Rivermen in the past. This will be Bishop’s first time suiting up for the Texas Stars.
Texas takes on the Chicago Wolves on Thursday night, and Bishop will start in net. Coming back from a tough four-game road trip, Texas will get a boost to start their 11-game homestand with a former Vezina Trophy finalist starting between the posts for a couple of games.