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Blue Jackets place goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on IR
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Blue Jackets place goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on IR
Tuesday October 28th, 2014

The Blue Jackets have placed starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Bobrovsky sustained a fractured finger in practice on Monday and is expected to miss one to two weeks.

Goalie Anton Forsberg was recalled from AHL affiliate Springfield to take Bobrovsky’s spot on the roster.

Bobrovsky, 36, had started all eight games this season for Columbus, going 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2012-13 when he went 21-11-6 with a 2.00 GAA and .932 save percentage.

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Bobrovsky was acquired in June 2012 from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a package of draft picks.

He becomes the sixth Blue Jacket to hit the injured reserve list this season already, joining left wing Sonny Milano (facial fractures), right wing Nathan Horton (back) and center Brandon Dubinsky (groin surgery), who all went on IR before the season started.

Since the season opened on Oct. 9, the Blue Jackets have also lost left wing Matt Calvert to an upper body injury. Center Brian Gibbons opened the season on injured reserve and was sent to Springfield when he was activated earlier this month.

Forsberg, 21, had been with the Jackets Oct. 19-26 but did not play. He was 1-2-0 with a 2.36 GAA and .921 save percentage in three games with Springfield this season.

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Columbus is currently sixth in the Metropolitan Division with eight points, four behind the division-leading New York Islanders.

The Blue Jackets host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Phil Watson

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