Buffalo Sabers buy goalkeeper Ben Bishop from the Dallas Stars in a pay-cap move

BUFFELLO, NY – The Buffalo Sabers traded a deal with the Dallas Stars on Friday with an experienced man involved in paperwork related to goalkeeper Ben Bishop’s salary cap, who is not expected to play again due to a right knee injury.

Sabers added the final year of the bishop’s contract, which represents a nearly $ 5 million cap hit, raising his salary to at least N 60 million for the NHL. Buffalo, who was selected in the seventh round of next month’s draft, is estimated to have about $ 20 million under the cap floor before he gets bishop.

Meanwhile, The Stars received future ideas from Buffalo to free the bishop from his books to re-sign this season and provide more flexibility to add players.

The 35-year-old bishop is not expected to start playing again.

Without announcing his retirement, the bishop announced the end of his term in December, after a two-and-a-half-year saga of injuries. The three-time Yoni Trophy finalist conceded eight goals in a minor-league rehab stunt, after which his knee swelled again.

The injury first developed during a seven-game second-round losing streak against St. Louis in the 2019 playoffs, which forced him to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The pain persisted after surgery the following year, revealing that the cartilage in his knee was completely worn out.

“I think the hard thing is, I got out of there and I still feel great in some of the exercises and you still think you have the skills to play in this league,” said Bishop Sad, who is from Denver and grew up playing at a young age. Hockey in St. Louis. “But then when your knee tells you you can’t, it’s hard.”

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Bishop has not played an NHL game since being allowed to score four goals on 19 shots after losing 6-3 to Colorado in the second round of the 2020 playoffs.

Overall, Bishop made a record 222–128–36 split in five teams in the 11 seasons that began at St. Louis in 2008-09. He also played for Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.

With Lightning in 2015-16, Bishop led the NHL with 2.06 goals above average.

At 6-foot-7 and 210 pounds, Bishop was the NHL’s top goalkeeper and was selected by the Blues in the third round of the 2005 draft.

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