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Ottawa Senators recall goalie Ben Bishop from AHL, demote Robin Lehner

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Goalie Ben Bishop, Sept. 29, 2011, in St. Louis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Roberson Author: The Hockey News

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Ottawa Senators recall goalie Ben Bishop from AHL, demote Robin Lehner

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OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators recalled goalie Ben Bishop from the club's American Hockey League affiliate Monday and reassigned fellow netminder Robin Lehner.

Bishop was acquired by the Senators from the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 26 in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray made the move after starting goalie Craig Anderson cut a tendon in the pinky finger on his stick hand while making a meal at home.

Bishop was sent to the Binghamton Senators after the deal and appeared in three games, registering a 2-1-0 record and a 2.35 goals-against-average.

Prior to the trade, the 25-year-old had spent the entire 2011-12 season with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen, posting a 24-14-0 record with a league-best six shutouts and a .930 save-percentage.

Lehner has a 3-2-0 record in five games with the Senators in 2011-12. The 20-year-old was recalled for the second time on Feb. 24 and earned his first career NHL shutout Tuesday, making 32 saves in Ottawa's 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

Lehner was in net for the Senators' 2-1 home loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday and Sunday's 4-2 defeat to the Panthers in Florida.

It's expected Bishop will suit up for Ottawa when the Senators visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

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Ottawa Senators recall goalie Ben Bishop from AHL, demote Robin Lehner