Bobrovsky will play for Team Russia when they host the World Championships next month, The Columbus Dispatch reports. He'll get a chance to shake off what was his worst season in the NHL, as Bobrovsky battled through multiple groin injuries and managed just 15 wins in 37 games with a 2.75 GAA and .908 save percentage. Assuming he can stay healthy in 2016-2017, though, he should be able to rebound behind a young and improving Columbus blue line corps.
Bobrovsky turned away 22 of 26 shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks. Bobrovsky earned his second straight win to close out the regular season. Columbus won't be heading to the playoffs, meaning we've seen the last of the netminder this year. The 27-year-old Russian finished his campaign with 15 wins (half of last season's total), a 2.75 GAA and .908 save percentage -- not the kind of numbers the Blue Jackets were hoping for.
Bobrovsky will be in the crease in Saturday's home game against the Blackhawks. Bobrovsky was fantastic in his last outing, stopping 26 of 27 shots en route to a 5-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday. The 27-year-old netminder will look to end the 2015-16 campaign on a high note by picking up his 15th win of the season Saturday in a home matchup with a Chicago club that will be without several of its top offensive weapons against the Blue Jackets, including Jonathan Toews (rest) and Marian Hossa (knee).
Bobrovsky stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 5-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday. What better way to snap a three-game losing skid than a date with the lowly Maple Leafs? Bob grabbed his 14th win of the season in this one, which -- despite his injury troubles this year -- is still quite disappointing considering he's appeared in 36 contests. To date, the Russian netminder owns a .909 save percentage and 2.72 GAA, numbers that unsurprisingly lag behind his career marks of .917 and 2.54.
Bobrovsky will defend the crease Wednesday against the Maple Leafs. Bobrovsky allowed three goals or more in all but one start during the month of March, sitting each of the team's last two games following a rough month (2-6-0 record, 3.14 GAA, .897 save percentage). He will look to turn things around Monday, and may have a decent shot at doing so against a Maple Leafs club that's lost five of their last six contests. However, he was less than impressive in his one previous start against Toronto this season, allowing five goals on 33 shots, so he remains a chance play in both season-long and daily formats.
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