Bobrovsky (groin) apparently is not making much progress in his rehab. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch, "I don't think you'll see him until March. Have to get him right." Bobrovsky is trying to work his way back from a groin injury for the third time this season, with the latest setback reportedly considered a small aggravation. Anton Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo are the healthy netminders on the Blue Jackets' roster but both are rookies tasked with trying to keep the team competitive despite ranking dead last in the league with 43 points. Between Bobrovsky's injury woes and the team struggling mightily for wins, it's advisable to look at other options if you need goalie help in the fantasy realm.
Although there's no timetable yet for Bobrovsky's return from his third groin injury of the season, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen indicated Sunday that it was just a small aggravation of his previous injury, The Columbus Dispatch reports. "This is not a... if you have a major tear, you're out 6-8 weeks. This is not a major tear. But obviously now that there's been a little tear twice now, after his bigger one, we're going to make sure," Kekalainen said. The club is sending Bobrovsky to a different specialist this week in case team doctors have missed something, but at this point the Jackets still seem confident that their franchise goaltender can return and be fully healthy in the second half.
Bobrovsky (groin) was placed on injured reserve Friday, and is out indefinitely. Bobrovsky returned to action Tuesday after missing the Jackets' previous 17 games with a groin injury, and didn't play well, surrendering five goals on 27 shots en route to a 6-3 loss to Washington. In Thursday's matchup with the Flames, Bob's second game back from injury, the 27-year-old netminder allowed two goals on just 13 shots before re-aggravating the groin injury that has bothered him for much of this season. The Russian goaltender is now listed as out indefinitely, which doesn't come as a much of a surprise, as it's clear he wasn't given enough time to fully recover from his groin ailment before being slotted back into the lineup on Jan. 19. Expect an update on Bobrovsky's status once he's able to return to the ice.
Bobrovsky exited Thursday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return. It's unclear what exactly caused Bobrovsky's departure, but it will cost him the remainder of Thursday's contest at a minimum. Joonas Korpisalo replaced him between the pipes, and would presumably take over the primary duties in goal should Bobrovsky miss extended time. His next chance to return to the crease comes Saturday against the Bruins, but the team should provide another update on his status before then.
Bobrovsky will start between the posts Tuesday night against the Flames. Bobrovsky was shelled by Washington this past Tuesday, allowing five goals on 27 shots, following a 17-game layoff due to a groin injury. However, goals have been elusive for the Flames, Bobrovsky's next opponent, as they've lit the lamp just three times in the last two contests and are relatively weak on the road at 6-12-3.
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