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22:05  11 january  2019
22:05  11 january  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Blue Jackets to sit Sergei Bobrovsky after unspecified ‘incident’

Blue Jackets to sit Sergei Bobrovsky after unspecified ‘incident’ As the Columbus Blue Jackets look to turn things around after dropping two of their last three games, they will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky Thursday night when they host the Nashville Predators. The team announced just before their morning skate that Bobrovsky was basically being suspended for something that the club wouldn’t go into detail about. From Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen: “There are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The drama between the Blue Jackets and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky couldn’t wait until next month’s NHL trade deadline. Citing an “ incident ” that “failed to meet expectations and values” of the organization, the Blue Jackets on Thursday told Bobrovsky to stay

Before the Blue Jackets boarded their charter flight to Columbus, Bobrovsky was pulled aside for a meeting on the tarmac with members of the Blue Jackets ’ leadership group, suggesting the incident happened at the rink or on the bus ride from the rink to the airport. Blue Jackets players all complied

Blue Jackets, Bobrovsky clear air, 'moving on' from incident© Len Redkoles / National Hockey League / Getty

The Columbus Blue Jackets and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky are hoping to put a recent incident that saw the former Vezina Trophy winner benched Thursday in the rear-view mirror.

A day after the club announced Bobrovsky was being held out against the Nashville Predators for failing to meet certain "expectations and values," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told TSN's Pierre LeBrun that the issue has been resolved and the Blue Jackets are "moving on" from the situation.

Speaking to reporters Friday, Kekalainen refused to divulge what exactly the incident entailed, according to The Athletic's Aaron Portzline. The club's GM wouldn't comment on whether the team had asked Bobrovsky to waive his no-movement clause.

Blue Jackets take goalie Sergei Bobrovsky off roster for failure to meet 'expectations and values'

Blue Jackets take goalie Sergei Bobrovsky off roster for failure to meet 'expectations and values' Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will not be on the roster against the Predators because he failed to meet the team's 'expectations and values.'

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will not be with the team for tonight’s game vs. the Nashville Predators, club General Manager Jarmo Your guess is as good as mine here, though Bobrovsky and coach John Tortorella apparently got into it on Tuesday after the goalie got yanked in

The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for Thursday’s game against the “An incident occurred by which Sergei didn’t fulfill those expectations and worth, so In his final outing, Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 19 shots before being substituted by Joonas Korpisalo mid

Bobrovsky was back with his teammates at practice Friday and spoke to reporters at it's conclusion.

"Tuesday night against Tampa was a tough loss for everybody, so ... it was emotional," Bobrovsky said. "We might play them in the playoffs. I let my emotions get to me when I shouldn't. So, yeah. We had the meeting with the team.

"I've been always ... I pride myself to be a good teammate all the time, wherever and whomever I've played. I addressed that to the team. It is what is it. What happened has happened. We cleaned the air and we're ready to move on. It's unfortunate for the fans, too, that it happened. But it's going to stay in the room and between us and that's it."

Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon gets into heated exchange with coach Jared Bednar

Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon gets into heated exchange with coach Jared Bednar Gabriel Landeskog was visibly trying to calm down MacKinnon on the bench in the Avalanche's 5-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Gabriel Landeskog was visibly trying to calm MacKinnon down as he was getting animated on the bench. He was so heated he actually fell off the pine and had to be helped back up. MacKinnon then appeared to mouth "do your f—ing job" at Bednar. Things got HEATED between Nathan MacKinnon and Jared Bednar on the Avs' bench. pic.twitter.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) makes a save on a shot on April 15 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Bobrovsky was suspended for Thursday night's home game against the Nashville Predators after an undisclosed incident . Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI | License

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will not travel with the team for Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, according to John Tortorella didn't elaborate on Bobrovsky in his post-skate press conference beyond press release. Declined to answer @Aportzline's question about

Bobrovsky will travel with the team to Washington for a game against the Capitals on Saturday night, though Portzline notes there's no word yet on whether the Russian will get the start.

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