Thursday was just Bobrovsky’s second game back from a groin injury that had him sidelined for 17 matches.
The team has not updated Bobrovsky’s status, but it appears that he will not be in the lineup for their next game, as the team has recalled goaltender Anton Forsberg from the Lake Erie Monsters on an emergency basis.
Forsberg has grabbed four games with the Blue Jackets this season, going 1-3-0 with a .907 save percentage.
The net will likely be given to Joonas Korpisalo in Bobrovsky’s absence, however long that might be. The rookie netminder has been taking the majority of starts over the last month with back-up goaltender Curtis McElhinney sitting on injured reserve.
The 21-year-old Korpisalo, who made his NHL debut this season, is 3-5-1 through nine games, with a .906 save percentage.
The Blue Jackets have also reassigned left wing Markus Hannikainen to the AHL on Thursday.
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