Bobrovsky turned aside 29 of 31 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Wild. Minnesota scored twice in 89 seconds late in the first period, and while Bobrovsky had things under control after that, the Columbus offense couldn't climb out of the hole. It's still the netminder's best performance since he shut out the Devils just before Christmas, and he'll at least take some momentum into the All-Star break with the Jackets off until Jan. 29.
Bobrovsky will start between the pipes Saturday against the Wild in Minneapolis, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports. After getting into a bit of a spat with the coaching staff, Bobrovsky has made his way back into the team's good graces. He's really struggled in the crease recently, allowing at least three goals in each of his last six starts. The veteran netminder will look to bust out of the funk Saturday against a Wild team averaging just 2.22 goals per game in January.
Bobrovsky stopped 22 of 27 shots in Sunday's 7-5 win over the Rangers. Back in net after a two-game absence due to an off-ice incident the Jackets have yet to explain in any detail, Bobrovsky looked far from sharp but got bailed out by a big game from his offense. His 2.94 GAA and .903 save percentage on the season are very nearly the worst numbers of his career, but if he regains his focus in the second half, Bob's proven in the past that he can carry fantasy teams for months at a time.
Bobrovsky will draw the start for Sunday's tilt against the Rangers, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Bobrovsky will make his first start since Jan. 8 after missing the last two games due to some sort of "incident" occurring within the organization. He traveled to Washington with the team for Saturday's game but did not play. However, that should be a good sign that the former Vezina winner has straightened things out.
Bobrovsky (coach's decision) will be with the team as it travels to Washington for Saturday's matchup, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. Bobrovsky and the team have reportedly put the incident that caused him to be held out versus Nashville on Thursday behind them. Coach John Tortorella hasn't announced a starter yet and with the Jackets heading into a back-to-back versus the Capitals and Rangers on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Bobrovsky and backup Joonas Korpisalo figure to split the duties.
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