After hosting the 2015 All-Star Game, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) has been put on the injured reserve list and will miss four-to-six weeks. That follows an earlier prognosis that predicted he would miss at least a month.
Losing its top goaltender for that length of time is a crushing blow for a Columbus squad that was fighting to get back into the playoff picture, but this is also an opportunity for goaltender Anton Forsberg. The 22-year-old has been summoned by the Blue Jackets and while he struggled in two contests with Columbus back in November, he has stood out in the minors. Forsberg has a 2.04 GAA and .927 save percentage in 27 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Columbus also called up forward Josh Anderson, who has 11 points and 58 penalty minutes in 39 contests with the AHL Springfield Falcons this season. He has no points and a minus-one rating in four games with the Blue Jackets.
Columbus will play against Washington on Tuesday.