COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss this weekend’s 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game® at Nationwide Arena, the club announced today. He suffered a lower body injury during the second period of Wednesday’s game at Winnipeg. Currently, the club does not have a timetable for Bobrovsky’s return.
Selected to participate in his first NHL All-Star Game®, Bobrovsky has posted a 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout in 33 games this season. He was recently named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month for December after going 9-1-1 with a 2.13 goals-against average, .937 save percentage and one shutout in 11 games. The 26-year old Novokuznetsk, Russia native and 2013 Vezina trophy winner has gone 69-46-13 with a 2.39 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 129 games with Columbus since the 2012-13 season and is 111-69-23 with a 2.52 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 212 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers.
The Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus will host the 2015 NHL All-Star festivities, January 24-25, marking a first for the city and club. The League’s midseason showcase will include the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, January 24 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) and the Honda NHL All-Star Game® on Sunday, January 25 (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Fans can join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.