This is just a small part of a report from the Tampa Bay Times, yet if it holds true, it stands as a big relief for Tampa Bay Lightning fans:
notes: G Ben Bishop continues to work out at Amalie Arena, saying the left ankle/shin injury he sustained in the Cup final is getting better and won’t affect his offseason work. … Yzerman confirmed no players will need offseason procedures that will impact their camp availability.
In other words, the Lightning might not limp into the 2016-17 season after this past motley year of injuries and bad luck.
Of course, the off-season is a time of almost boundless optimism, where seemingly everyone is in “the best shape of their lives.”
A lot can change between June and training camp in September and the start of the regular season in October. Bishop and any number of other injured Bolts could suffer setbacks or summer sports/leisure mishaps.
Still, it sure beats hearing about summer surgeries, as inevitably “successful” as they seem to be.