Stars trade Bishop’s contract to Sabres

Posted: 13/06/2022 in NHL
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The Dallas Stars traded former goaltender Ben Bishop‘s contract and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for future considerations, both teams announced Friday.

Bishop, 35, hasn’t suited up for a regular-season NHL contest since March 2020. He started three games for the Stars in the 2020 playoff bubble in August.

The veteran hung up his pads in December due to a knee injury. He underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in October 2020 and was sent to the AHL’s Texas Stars on a rehab assignment in 2021-22. He allowed eight goals on 34 shots in his only appearance.

Bishop has one year remaining on his deal and carries a $4.9-million cap hit. The trade helps the Sabres get closer to the salary-cap floor, while the Stars gain more roster flexibility by getting Bishop off their long-term injured reserve.

The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist authored a career .921 save percentage and 2.32 goals-against average in 413 appearances. Bishop was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the third round in 2005 and also played for the Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Los Angeles Kings.

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