With No. 1 netminder Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators out of action after slicing his hand in a kitchen mishap, the Senators have moved to fill that gap by acquiring minor league netminder Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Sunday.
The 6-foot-7 Bishop fell down the depth chart with the Blues this season with the emergence of Brian Elliott as an elite NHL netminder. Elliott, who took part in the All-Star Game in Ottawa in January, is sharing time with Jaroslav Halak in St. Louis.
Bishop was the 85th overall pick in the 2005 entry draft. The 25-year-old has appeared in 13 NHL games. He was 24-14 with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League this season. Bishop is close to signing a one-year extension with the Senators. He would have been a free agent July 1.
The Blues will receive a second-round pick in 2013.