Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will not be with the team for tonight's game vs. the Nashville Predators, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
"There are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture," said Kekalainen. "An incident occurred in which Sergei failed to meet those expectations and values, so we made the decision that he would not be with the team for tonight's game. This is an internal matter and we will have no further comment at this time."
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Bobrovsky, 30, is 18-13-1 with a 2.87 goals-against average (GAA), .906 save percentage (SV%) and two shutouts in 32 games this season and has compiled a 236-142-37 mark, 2.47 GAA, .919 SV% and 26 shutouts in 427 career NHL games. In 344 games as a Blue Jacket, he is 194-119-27 with a 2.42 GAA, .921 SV% and 26 shutouts.
The Blue Jackets recalled goalie Jean-Francois Berube from the Cleveland Monsters placed forwards Brandon Dubinsky (lower body) and Markus Hannikainen (upper body) on injured reserve.
The Blue Jackets and Predators meet tonight at 7 p.m. ET at Nationwide Arena. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.