BISHOP IN CHECK? Rivermen rookie goaltender Ben Bishop has had health questions late in the season in the past.http://pjstar.com/stories/040108/RIV_BG7FP0GL.082.php
He suffered a groin strain at University of Maine in 2006-07 that plagued him down the stretch. Last summer, he had surgery on his knee to repair torn a meniscus.
He's day-to-day now for the Rivermen with an undisclosed leg injury, which is a shame, because Peoria fans were excited about him and, just as importantly, so were Rivermen players.
Bishop has given the team a 2.38 goals-against and .908 saves percentage in five outings, good numbers stepping right out of college.
If Bishop's injury keeps him from playing, it puts Marek Schwarz in the Peoria net this week, and he's been inconsistent.
St. Louis could also send down goalie Hannu Toivonen - he's on Peoria's Clear Day Roster list - when the NHL season ends Saturday.
While his body might be needed, his .864 saves percentage at Peoria won't be.