TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Ottawa Senators have dealt goalie Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Cory Conacher and a fourth round pick.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With starter Craig Anderson set to return later this week from injury, the Senators evidently felt confident in moving Bishop, who did a terrific job filling in for the injured Anderson this season. He’ll be a terrific compliment to young Anders Lindback with the Lightning moving forward. Bishop will finally get his chance to become an NHL starting goalie. If he plays as well for the Bolts as he did for the Senators, they’re going to be a much tougher team to score against. The Senators, meanwhile, get back a promising young winger in Conacher, who is in his rookie season with 24 points in 35 games, though his offense fell off through March. He should be a terrific fit with a young, building Senators team.