Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is out for four-to-six weeks because of an injury to his right groin, according to the team’s official website. Bobrovsky suffered the injury last Wednesday against the Winnipeg Jets while attempting to save a shot and had to be helped off the ice.
The Blue Jackets have placed Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21 and exercised an emergency recall to add Anton Forsberg to the roster from AHL Springfield. Forsberg, who played in the AHL All-Star Classic, will split time with Curtis McElhinney while Bobrovsky is out.
Bobrovsky was unable to play in the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, missing out on his first appearance in the showcase. He has a 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout in 33 games this season.
The Blue Jackets have a 20-22-3 record, which puts them sixth in the Metropolitan division.