Berube was sent down to AHL Cleveland on Friday. With Sergei Bobrovsky rejoining the team after being disciplined for not meeting conduct standards, Berube became the odd man out. For the season, Berube holds an 11-10-0 record with Columbus' minor-league affiliate. He did not appear in an NHL game during his most recent call-up.
Berube was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Monday. Berube figures to serve as the backup behind Joonas Korpisalo after the team issued a statement saying starter Sergei Bobrovsky wouldn't be with the team after "an incident occured" in which the starter didn't meet expectations set by the team. As for Berube, he should be headed back to the minors following Thursday's clash once Bobrovsky rejoins the team.
Berube was called up from AHL Cleveland on Thursday. Berube was summoned to the parent club in the wake of an illness to traditional starter Sergei Bobrovsky. However, the Blue Jackets might be reluctant to start Berube in Thursday's home game against the Panthers since Joonas Korpisalo is available and Berube has only made 34 career starts comprised of uninspiring peripherals, including a 3.39 GAA and .898 save percentage.
Berube was placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment Wednesday. Berube's experience (34 NHL games) could see him snagged by another club to bolster its backup situation. If the netminder clears, however, he will be reassigned to AHL Cleveland, where he figures to split starts with Matiss Kivlenieks (undisclosed).
Berube stopped 14 of 15 shots during two periods in a 4-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday. The 27-year-old did well in his 40 minutes of playing time, which is exactly what he needs to do in order to earn an NHL roster spot. Berube has always shown promise, but he owns a 3.39 GAA and .898 save percentage in 34 NHL appearances. Berube will have to continue shining to beat out Joonas Korpisalo for the No. 2 netminder job with the Blue Jackets.
Last 7 Games
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