OTTAWA SUN’s Bruce Garrioch reports via Twitter the Senators have dealt a draft pick to the St. Louis Blues for goaltender Ben Bishop. TSN’s Darren Dreger says trade call still needs to happen, but Bishop is headed to the Senators. Jeremy Rutherford of St. Louis Post-Dispatch also confirms deal awaiting NHL approval. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Blues, before trading Bishop, re-signed him to a one-year, one-way contract extension.
**UPDATE** The return for the Blues is a second round pick in 2013.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A few points: first, looks like Craig Anderson won’t be returning soon from his finger injury (cut tendon). Second, we can probably forget about Brian Elliott being shopped this summer by the Blues. Finally, if all it took to get Bishop was a draft pick, and he’s supposedly considered the best goalie not in the NHL right now, why did it take this long for a team to pick him up? If Bishop’s as good as advertised, this is a sensible move by the Senators to shore up their goalie depth.