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The Blue Jackets have placed Bobrovsky (groin) on IR, retroactive to Jan. 21, the team's official site reports.

Per the report, Bobrovsky is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks, with the Blue Jackets having recalled fellow netminder Anton Forsberg to work in tandem with Curtis McElhinney while Bobrovsky is out.

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Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen confirmed Friday that Bobrovsky's lower-body injury is related to his right groin area, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. "It's gonna be a while," Kekalainen said of Bobrovsky's recovery timetable.

Bobrovsky previously suffered a groin strain on his left side back in December, missing about a month of action due to the injury. It would seem reasonable to expect a similar length of absence this time around, though the Blue Jackets should have a better indication of his eventual return date once he's able to start skating. Regardless, it's a costly blow to the Blue Jackets, who were already on the periphery of the Eastern Conference playoff race. With their top netminder out of commission, look for Curtis McElhinney and expected AHL call-up Anton Forsberg to vie for starting duties in the interim.

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Bobrovsky (lower body) will miss this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

Blues' goalie Brian Elliott will replace Bobrovsky at the All-Star Game this weekend, with a timetable for Bobrovsky's return to the ice having not yet been established.

Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 5 Days

Bobrovsky (leg) is slated to undergo an MRI on Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Per the report, Bobrovsky -- who wasn't able to put weight on his right leg as he was helped off the ice during Wednesday's game against the Jets -- seems likely to miss this weekend's All-Star Game, and perhaps longer. As a result, fellow goalie Anton Forsberg is a candidate to be promoted from AHL Springfield.

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Bobrovsky exited Wednesday's game with an apparent injury.

Bobrovsky left Wednesday's game in the second period after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury, and was replaced by Curtis McElhinney. Bobrovsky's status will be updated as more details become available.

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Bobrovsky will get the starting nod Wednesday against the Jets.

Bobrovsky has had a rough January, but will look for back-to-back wins for the first time this month, facing off against Michael Hutchinson of the Jets.

Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 6 Days

Bobrovsky is expected to start Wednesday against the Jets.

With the Blue Jackets off the schedule until next Tuesday, it would be a shocker if Bobrovsky didn't get the nod for the team's final game before the All-Star break. He's been able to maintain a winning record (16-14-2) for the first half of the season, despite a rather pedestrian 2.80 GAA and .915 save percentage.

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Bobrovsky stopped 25 of 26 shots for his 16th win of the year as the Blue Jackets beat Minnesota 3-1 on Monday.

The victory snaps a four-game losing streak for Bob, who gave up 14 goals during that span. If the Blue Jackets can stay healthy and shore up their defensive play in the second half, Bob could go on a nice little run if he's able to regain his Vezina-caliber form. And Columbus will need him to if they hope to play past early April -- they're currently sitting 11 points out of a playoff spot in a tight Eastern Conference.

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Bobrovsky will start Monday's game against the Wild, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

Bobrovsky, who has now lost four straight games, will square off Monday against Devan Dubnyk, who has won both of his starts for the Wild since being acquired in a trade last week.

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Bobrovsky gave up two goals on 26 shots in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

It was a solid outing from Bobrovsky, who has now lost four straight games. The 26-year-old is now 15-14-2 on the season, to go with a .914 save percentage and 2.86 GAA. While Friday's performance from Bob was promising, the Blue Jackets are struggling, scoring just seven goals in their last four games (all losses). One thing we know for certain is Bobrovsky is the man in Columbus, so if anyone is going to get the ship back on course, it's him.