Bobrovsky will get the starting nod on the road against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bobrovsky will be in the crease for the first time since Jan. 19 versus Chicago after the club's previous two games against the Hurricanes were called off. In his lone appearance this year, Bobrovsky was subpar at best, giving up four goals on 36 shots (.889 save percentage), though he did secure a win.
Bobrovsky and the Panthers won't play against the Hurricanes on Thursday or Saturday. Per the NHL's statement regarding Carolina, "As an appropriate precaution, the team's training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed for Players until further notice."
It will be the second time this season Florida has seen its games called off due to outbreaks with other clubs. Looking ahead, Bobrovsky and the Panthers won't be back in action until Jan. 26 versus the Blue Jackets.
Bobrovsky turned aside 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.
In his first start of the season, Bobrovsky didn't exactly stand on his head, but he played just well enough to come away with the win. The 32-year-old is coming off a disappointing first campaign with Florida, but the Panthers are still counting in him to deliver something closer to the form that made him a two-time Vezina winner in Columbus.
Bobrovsky (undisclosed) will make his season debut as the starter for Tuesday's game against Chicago, per coach Joel Quenneville, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Bobrovsky missed training camp but his coach called the starting netminder "more than ready to go." After a disappointing maiden season with the Panthers, Bobrovsky will look to rediscover the elite form that helped him bring home two Vezina Trophies in his time with the Blue Jackets.
Bobrovsky (undisclosed) is on track to play in Tuesday's home game against the Blackhawks, according to head coach Joel Quenneville on Saturday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bobrovsky missed training camp, and Quenneville stated that the team is taking a cautious approach with its franchise goaltender. Chris Driedger will start Sunday's season opener against the Blackhawks, but the Panthers hope that by the time Tuesday rolls around, Bobrovsky will have his conditioning up to speed. However, Driedger could start a second straight game if Bobrovsky sustains a setback.
Bobrovsky (undisclosed) won't be between the pipes for Opening Night against Dallas on Sunday, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.
Bobrovsky -- who missed all of training camp -- won't be ready in time to start Sunday's contest. Coach Joel Quenneville will need to decide between Chris Driedger or Samuel Montembeault as the starter Sunday and could opt to utilize the other in Tuesday's clash with Chicago. Once available, Bobrovsky is a lock to take the bulk of the starts the rest of the season, even with the condensed schedule.
When asked about whether he plans on rotating Chris Driedger and Samuel Montembeault in Bobrovsky's (undisclosed) absence, coach Joel Quenneville said "Hopefully it's not long, we'll see how many games that is," David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
The Panthers have yet to release any information regarding why Bobrovsky has yet to take the ice during training camp or when he might be ready to return, but Quenneville's comments all but confirm the 32-year-old netminder likely won't be ready when Florida's season gets underway Sunday against Chicago. If that ends up coming to fruition, Driedger will begin the campaign as the Panthers' No. 1 netminder with Montembeault serving as his backup.
Bobrovsky (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for Tuesday's practice, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Luckily for Bobrovsky, the Panthers' first game won't take place until Sunday, as Florida's first two contests of the season against the Stars have been postponed following a COVID-19 breakout in Dallas' lockerr oom, but it's still disconcerting that he has yet to take the ice more than a week after training camp got underway. If Bob's forced to miss game action, Chris Driedger will step in as the Panthers' No. 1 netminder with Samuel Montembeault serving as his backup.
Bobrovsky (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in practice Monday, David Dwork of WPLG Local 10 News South Florida reports.
Coach Joel Quenneville said the team was following safety protocols in calling Bobrovsky and four other players unfit to participate in Florida's first day of camp. That explanation suggests the goaltender likely hasn't completed his quarantine requirements yet. With 10 days before the team's regular season opener, Bob has plenty of time to complete the protocol and round into form.
Bobrovsky made 33 saves during Friday's 5-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier.
New York's final goal was scored into an empty net. With the Panthers' playoff lives on the line, the team's $70 million goaltender dug an early hole by allowing a soft, bad-angle shot from Anthony Beauvillier to bang off his pad and go between his legs into the net to open the scoring. Bobrovsky did shake it off and come up with some big stops in the second period and early in the third before the Isles pulled away, but the damage had already been done. The 31-year-old's first campaign in Florida was largely a disappointment, but the two-time Vezina Trophy winner had his ups and down in Columbus as well and shouldn't be written off as a free-agent bust just yet.
Bobrovsky will tend the twine against the Islanders for Friday's Game 4 matchup, John Wawrow of the AP reports.
After two disappointing outings to start the series, Bobrovsky bounced back with a 20-save victory over the Islanders in Game 3 to stave off elimination. Still, the netminder didn't face much action (22 shots) and managed just a .909 save percentage. The Russian will need to find his elite form if the Panthers are going to win three games in a row.
Bobrovsky stopped 20 shots during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
He wasn't especially busy, but Bobrovsky came up with some big saves during a scoreless first period before the Florida offense could get rolling. It's the franchise's first playoff win in over four years, and performances like this are exactly why Bobrovsky was brought in as a free agent. He'll try to stay locked in Friday for Game 4, with the Panthers facing elimination once again.
Bobrovsky will be between the pipes for Wednesday's Game 3 clash with the Islanders, Rob Simpson of SiriusXM reports.
Bobrovsky will be hoping to avoid a sweep at the hands of New York after stopping 56 of 62 shots in the first two contests (.903 save percentage).
Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
While he didn't play badly overall, the Isles beat Bobrovsky three times on 10 shots in the second period, and the Panthers offense couldn't climb out of the hole. Florida's big free-agent acquisition may need to come up big Wednesday afternoon if the team is going to avoid being swept.
Bobrovsky will be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 2 clash with the Islanders, David Work of WPLG Local 10 News reports.
Despite suffering a loss, Bobrovsky put together a decent performance in Game 1 in which he stopped 26 of 28 shots. The Russian netminder was left without much in terms of offensive support and may need to continue standing on his head for the Panthers to even up the best-of-five series.
Bobrovsky made 26 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Islanders on Saturday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Bob the Goalie had a great game, making several point-blank saves on shots from in tight. He also stopped all 10 pucks he faced in the third. Bobrovsky will need to be this good in Games 2 and 3 in order to get to a Game 4.
Bobrovsky will start between the pipes in Saturday's Game 1 against the Islanders, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Bobrovsky wasn't great during the regular season, compiling a 23-19-6 record while posting a sub-par 3.23 GAA and .900 save percentage in 50 appearances. He'll have an opportunity to round into form against an Islanders team that only averaged 2.78 goals per game during the regular season, 22nd in the NHL.
Bobrovsky will be in goal for Wednesday's exhibition matchup with the Lightning, Erin Brown of The Athletic reports.
Bobrovsky will be looking to show that his disappointing 2019-20 campaign is behind him and that he is ready to carry his team through the playoffs. Statistically, it was the worst year of the netminder's career as he posted a career-high 3.23 GAA and missed the 35-point mark for the first time since 2015-16.
Bobrovsky (lower body) is fully fit ahead of the league's announced 24-team playoff format, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bobrovsky missed the final four games of the regular season due to his lower-body issue. It was no doubt a disappointing first year with the Panthers, as the netminder failed to reach the 30-win mark for the first time since 2015-16 and posted a career-worst 3.23 GAA. Still, the Russian remains one of the top goalies in the league and could be a solid play in postseason pools and DFS contests should the proposed playoff format move forward.
Bobrovsky (lower body) will not be in the lineup for Monday's clash with St. Louis, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bobrovsky will miss his fourth straight contest as a result of his lower-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the Russian posted a 1-2-1 record, 2.97 GAA and .911 save percentage. The 31-year-old is running out of time to return to the lineup and turn his season around. As it stands, Bobrovsky is sporting a career-worst 3.23 GAA and may not have enough games left to improve his numbers. In his stead, Chris Driedger will be between the pipes against the Blues on Monday.
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