Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop will miss a minimum of a week with a lower-body harm, coach Jim Montgomery mentioned Tuesday.
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Anton Khudobin will step in because the Stars’ main goalie as Dallas prepares to play a minimum of three video games — beginning Wednesday in opposition to the Pittsburgh Penguins — with out Bishop.
“He has the mentality of a No. 1 [goalie],” Montgomery mentioned of Khudobin. “He believes, and all of us imagine, that he actually is a No. 1. It is a luxurious to have this, and for this reason [GM] Jim Nill went out and signed him.”
Khudobin, 32, is Three-Three-1 with a 2.37 goals-against common and .925 save share. Bishop, 32, is Eight-5-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .923 save share.
Bishop joins a listing of banged-up Stars gamers who’ve missed time to harm this season, together with defenseman John Klingberg, who’s out a few month after present process hand surgical procedure.
The Stars might get middle Devin Shore (decrease physique) again Friday in opposition to the Ottawa Senators. Heart Martin Hanzal (again) has additionally been cleared for contact, although he isn’t anticipated to play for one more two weeks.