COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Injured Reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by a puck in practice on Monday and is expected to miss one to two weeks. He is 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season. The 2013 Vezina Trophy winner has appeared in 187 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers, going 99-58-21 with a 2.47 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and nine shutouts. The 26-year-old native of Novokuznetsk, Russia went 32-20-5 with a 2.38 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and five shutouts in 2013-14.
Forsberg, 21, did not play in two games while on recall to the Blue Jackets from October 19-26. He has gone 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in three games with Springfield this season, stopping 82-of-89 shots faced. He is 4-2-0 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in seven career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Falcons late in the 2013-14 season.
Columbus’ sixth pick, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Forsberg went 11-11-0 with a 2.44 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 22 games with Modo of the Swedish Hockey League in 2013-14. Competing in Sweden’s Hockey Allsvenskan league as a member of Sodertalje SK, he ranked second in the league with a 2.04 goals-against average and .933 save percentage and posted a 24-9-0 record in 2012-13.