Blue Jackets goalie Bobrovsky to miss 4-6 weeks
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Jan. 21, 2015. (Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports)
The Columbus Blue Jackets placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve with a groin injury, and he is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
Bobrovsky, 26, suffered a groin injury on Jan. 21 at Winnipeg. The injured reserve date is retroactive when he was injured.
Also on Monday, the Blue Jackets recalled forward Josh Anderson and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons.
Bobrovsky, who was selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game prior to the injury, 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.
The Novokuznetsk, Russia native and 2013 Vezina Trophy winner is 69-46-13 with a 2.39 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 129 games with Columbus. Bobrovsky 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.
Anderson, 20, made his NHL debut on Jan. 16 against the New York Rangers and has suited up in four games this season, recording seven shots on goal, 17 hits, two penalty minutes and averaging 13:24 time on ice. He has added 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and 58 penalty minutes in 39 games with Springfield.
Forsberg, 22, who recorded 26 saves in his NHL debut on Nov. 1, is 0-1-0 with a 5.30 goals-against average and .841 save percentage in two games with Columbus this season. The Harnosand, Sweden native was selected to participate in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic after posting an 18-7-1 record with a 2.04 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and two shutouts in 27 games with Springfield.