Blue Jackets G Sergei Bobrovsky out 4-6 weeks with groin injury

Monday January 26th, 2015

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21, the team announced Monday.

The Blue Jackets also recalled forward Josh Anderson and added goaltender Anton Forsberg on emergency recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons.

Bobrovsky suffered a groin injury in the team's Jan. 21 game against the Winnipeg Jets. Prior to the injury, the 26-year-old Russian posted a 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout, earning his first All-Star nod.

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The 2013 Vezina Trophy winner has appeared in 129 games with the Blue Jackets, going 69-46-13 with a 2.39 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and 10 shutouts.

Anderson, 20, made his NHL debut on Jan. 16 against the New York Rangers. In four games this season, he has recorded seven shots on goal, 17 hits, two penalty minutes and an average of 13:24 time on ice. He has played 39 games with Springfield after he was the Blue Jackets' fourth pick (95th overall) in the 2012 draft.

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Forsberg, 22, recorded 26 saves in his NHL debut on Nov. 1, a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils. In two games with the Blue Jackets this season, Forsberg is 0-1-0 with a 5.30 goals-against average and .841 save percentage. He was Columbus' sixth pick (188th overall) in the 2011 draft.

The Blue Jackets host the Washington Capitals on Tuesday before traveling to Florida on Thursday to face the Panthers. Columbus enters the week 20-22-3, 13th in the Eastern Conference with 43 points.

Mike Fiammetta

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