With the Ottawa Senators currently holding onto a playoff spot and some ambition to snare first overall in the Northeast, Bryan Murray got a head start on the trade deadline by picking up some insurance at goaltender.
As Craig Anderson mends from the freak household injury which saw him slice a tendon in his hand, the Sens have added to the goaltender depth chart with the acquisition of Ben Bishop from the St. Louis system.
Bishop has been playing with the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL and will be ready for the call should Bryan Murray decide that he will go to a back up position to Alex Auld, or perhaps supplant him in Ottawa.
At the moment Auld is being backed up by Robin Lehner who had a rather impressive game of his own on Sunday agains the Islanders.
Still, it's hoped that Anderson returns sooner, rather than later to help lead the charge of the Senators towards what Ottawa fans hope will be playoff destiny.
To that end, perhaps the best acquisition that Murray might make on trade deadline Monday might be to hire a chef and kitchen staff for the Anderson home front, keeping the Sens number one goaltender away from the sharp utensils of the kitchen could be the difference between a first round exit or a lengthy ramble along the playoff path.
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Ottawa Sun-- Bishop a big deal for Sens
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