As discussed on a segment of TSN's Insider Trading, Bishop might not get the chance to prove himself in St. Louis.
In 27 games with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen this season, Bishop has registered a .932 save percentage and 2.17 goals-against-average and could catch the eye of a few teams, such as the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lighting, shopping for a backup goalie close to the trade deadline.
Bishop would have to play in 17 more games at an NHL level this season to lose the group 6 UFA status or he will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Interested teams could choose to pay the Blues a premium to get their hands on Bishop now, play him in the 17 games to take him out of unrestricted free agency and guarantee themselves a netminder that is cost-efficient.
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