The Columbus Blue Jackets shall be with out goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for Thursday’s sport towards the Nashville Predators due to an “inner matter,” the staff introduced.

“There are specific expectations and values that we now have established for our gamers that outline our tradition,” basic supervisor Jarmo Kekalainen mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “An incident occurred during which Sergei failed to meet these expectations and values, so we made the choice that he wouldn’t be with the staff for [Thursday’s] sport.

“That is an inner matter and we could have no additional remark at the moment.”

Bobrovsky, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, is 18-13-1 with a 2.87 goals-against common, two shutouts and a .906 save proportion this season for the Blue Jackets, who’re third within the Metropolitan Division via Wednesday’s video games.

In his final outing, Bobrovsky allowed 4 objectives on 19 pictures earlier than being changed by Joonas Korpisalo halfway via the third interval in a Four-Zero loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

In different strikes, Columbus recalled goaltender Jean-Francois Berube from the AHL Cleveland Monsters whereas inserting heart Brandon Dubinsky and left wing Markus Hannikainen on injured reserve.

Dubinsky shall be sidelined at the least one week with a hamstring damage, whereas Hannikainen can even be out at the least per week with an elbow damage.

Berube, who will probably function the backup to Korpisalo for Thursday’s sport, has a 9-10-Four profession file in 34 NHL video games with the New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks.

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