The Blue Jackets announced today that goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will miss this Sunday’s All-Star Game with a lower body injury.
“I don’t have any definite word. He’ll be out for a while, I know that,” general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen said.
Bobrovsky was hurt in the second period of a 4-0 loss to the Jets. He dropped to the ice to make a potential save with his right leg appearing to get caught behind him. No other player made contact with Bobrovsky on the play.
“I’m so disappointed for him,” said teammate Nick Foligno. “Obviously he’s an All-Star and so deserving of the award, so I’m sad to see he won’t be in the Game.”
Bobrovsky wasn’t putting any weight on his right leg as he was helped off the ice, but the team has yet to clarify the exact nature of the netminder’s injury. He’ll be replaced on the All-Star roster by St. Louis’ Brian Elliott.
As for Columbus, they’ll call up Anton Forsberg from their farm club in Springfield. Forsberg has amassed a record of 18-5 with 2 shutouts, a save percentage of .930, and goals-against average of 1.96 with the Falcons.