The American professional ice hockey player and a goaltender, Ben Bishop currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning had a successful and safe procedure to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic.
Bishop, who was named a Vezina Trophy finalist, last week, will require 3-4 months of rehabilitation and is likely to be ready for Lightning training camp at the start of the 2014-15 season.
Bishop had the right wrist injury throughout the second half of this season and it was unrelated to the dislocated elbow that caused him to miss the total of the Eastern Conference First Round series over the Montreal Canadiens, in which the Lightning were swept in 4 games.
In his first full season with Tampa Bay, Bishop set career highs in games (63), wins (37), goals over average (2.23) and save percentage (.924). Bishop previously played in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators.