Hope on the horizon? Columbus’ Bobrovsky skates on his own


It’s easy to see why the Columbus Blue Jackets seem so excited about Sergei Bobrovsky merely skating on his own on Saturday.

A goalie skating on his own doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s that close to returning, yet it’s certainly not a bad sign either. Let’s not kid ourselves, the Blue Jackets need him back; they’re carrying a seven-game losing streak into a home contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. This ties up a back-to-back contest, so it won’t be easy for the Blue Jackets to avoid an eighth consecutive loss.

It’s not as if Bobrovsky (as valuable as he is) would be a cure-all. He was in net for the first of two losses before giving way to Curtis McElhinney. Still, the 2013 Vezina winner would certainly give the Blue Jackets more of a fighting chance than a journeyman backup.

So, yeah, it’s tough to blame the Blue Jackets for getting giddy enough to tweet about fairly mundane moments like these:

In other Blue Jackets news, Columbus sent Mark Dano to the AHL in exchange for Dan Tyrell.

Bonus good news: