Bobrovsky will miss All-Star Game, replaced by Elliott

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that Sergei Bobrovsky will miss the 2015 NHL All-Star Game.

That’s unfortunately not surprising after he left Wednesday’s contest due to a lower-body injury. If you missed what happened, you can see the incident below:

The Blue Jackets don’t have a timetable for his return. In the meantime, Brian Elliott has been tapped as his replacement for the All-Star Game, per the St. Louis Blues. Elliott has only made 22 starts this season, but he does have a superb 1.86 GAA and .930 save percentage.

Bobrovsky is amazingly the third All-Star goaltender to get hurt before the game following Pekka Rinne and Jimmy Howard. Marc-Andre Fleury and Jaroslav Halak took their place. As you may have noticed, the injuries have led to both of the Blues goaltenders at the start of the 2013-14 campaign being included for the festivities.

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