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14:56  11 january  2019
14:56  11 january  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Tortorella replied after beginning to answer with his familiar refrain about the press release. "I'm just worried about this hockey game," he added. The incident in question took place sometime between the latter stages of the Blue Jackets' 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and before the

Tortorella declined to answer questions on the situation Thursday morning. Tortorella said he made the call to pull Bobrovsky in the Jackets’ 4-0 loss Did the incident happen Wednesday, when the Blue Jackets were off after Tortorella canceled a scheduled The Blue Jackets did not answer that

Tortorella declines to answer questions about Bobrovsky incident© Casey Brooke Lawson / National Hockey League / Getty

John Tortorella isn't interested in divulging the reason Sergei Bobrovsky was disciplined by his team.

The Columbus Blue Jackets head coach repeatedly stated "the (press) release will speak for itself" when asked to elaborate on the situation Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the club announced the goaltender would not be with the team for its game against the Nashville Predators, with Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen revealing in the release that an incident occurred in which Bobrovsky failed to meet "certain expectations and values" established within the organization.

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Columbus told Bobrovsky to stay home from Thursday's game against the Predators for what it called an " incident " it didn't detail. This is an internal matter, and we will have no further comment at this time." Tortorella declined to answer questions about the situation Thursday morning.

John Tortorella avoids talking about the Sergei Bobrovsky incident , says over and over that it's an internal issue and, "the press release speaks for itself," but is more than happy to Declined to answer @Aportzline's question about whether the goalie has played his last game with Blue Jackets.

Kekalainen also said it was an internal matter and that the club would have "no further comment at this time."

"There's no sense asking," Tortorella told reporters when asked about it Thursday. "My answer is the release will speak for itself, and as far as the players (go), I've already told the players. There's no sense in talking to them, either. This will be handled inside (the team). Jarmo and I will do the speaking on it if any more speaking needs to be done, but the release speaks for itself."

The Blue Jackets bench boss was later asked by The Athletic's Aaron Portzline if there's a chance Bobrovsky has played his final game with Columbus.

"How can you ask me that question?" Tortorella replied after beginning to answer with his familiar refrain about the press release.

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That incident , despite keeping Bobrovsky away from the Blue Jackets for only a single day, prompted many fans and media members alike to question his future in Columbus. John Tortorella isn't interested in divulging the reason Sergei Bobrovsky was disciplined by his team.

questions and non/semi- answers that linger in the air, even as Bobrovsky wants to “move on.” When asked if his relationship is the same with Tortorella as it had been in past seasons, Bob said “Torts is This incident is prominent not just because of the air of mystery surrounding why Bob was

"I'm just worried about this hockey game," he added. "I'm not trying to be inconsiderate. We have a game to play, and it's a very important game for us. As you need to worry about the fans, I need to worry about the hockey team."

The incident in question took place sometime between the latter stages of the Blue Jackets' 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and before the team flew home an hour or so after the game, sources told Portzline.

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