Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 3 Days
Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 30 shots before being pulled in the third period of Monday's 5-1 loss to the Predators.
Bobrovsky had been on a roll of late, entering Monday's contest with eight wins in his last nine starts, but appears to be cooling off as he's allowed 11 goals in his last three. The 26-year-old is now 13-9-2 with a 2.69 GAA and .919 save percentage. He's still a solid option if he can regain his form.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 3 Days
Bobrovsky will start in goal against the Predators on Monday, Brian Giesenschlag of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Bobrovsky is coming off a superb outing in which he stopped 39 of the 41 shots he faced against the Blackhawks and stopping eight of nine shootout attempts. He has now won eight of his last nine, and will look to extend that stretch Monday.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 5 Days
Bobrovsky was outstanding Saturday against Chicago, stopping 39 of 41 shots in regulation, before denying eight of nine Blackhawks' shooters in the shootout for a 3-2 victory.
After allowing five goals in a loss to Washington Thursday, Bobrovsky got right back on track Saturday, shutting down a Blackhawks team that had won 10 of their last 11 games. The 26-year-old has now won eight of his last nine game, with Thursday's loss to Washington marking the only time in December the Russian has allowed more than three goals in a game. He's an automatic roll every night he gets the call.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 6 Days
Bobrovsky will man the net for the Blue Jackets in Saturday's game against the Blackhawks.
Bobrovsky saw his seven-game winning streak come to an end in disappointing fashion Thursday against the Capitals, as he surrendered four goals in regulation before yielding the game-winner 42 seconds into overtime. The Blue Jackets are more than willing to forgive the hiccup from Bobrovsky, whose dominant play in recent weeks has revitalized his team's playoff hopes. He still should be a worthy play against a sizzling Blackhawks squad that will get Corey Crawford (foot) back in the net Saturday.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 7 Days
Bobrovsky allowed five goals on 36 shots in Thursday's overtime loss to the Capitals, ending his (and the Jackets') seven-game winning streak.
It took only 42 seconds into overtime for Bob to get beaten for the winner -- this after he'd squandered 3-2 and 4-3 leads in the third period. Of course, considering the highly impressive streak Bob had been on entering action Thursday, his fantasy owners are likely quite willing to forgive this misstep.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 8 Days
Bobrovsky will make the start in goal Thursday against the Capitals, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports Ohio reports.
While his workload has started to mount of late, Bobrovsky will likely assume every start for the Blue Jackets until he begins to cool off. He's almost single-handedly willed the Blue Jackets away from the Connor McDavid sweepstakes and into contention for an Eastern Conference playoff spot to this point in December, winning in all seven of his starts and posting a 1.64 GAA. Fantasy owners should roll with Bobrovsky in their lineups regardless of his opponent while he continues to sizzle.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 9 Days
Bobrovsky delivered his seventh straight win Tuesday, shutting out the Red Wings on 30 shots through regulation and overtime before coming away with a shootout victory.
Bob's been simply amazing in December, giving up a grand total of 12 goals over the course of this seven-game run while stopping 230 of 242 shots (.950). He's looking more and more like the old Vezina-grade Bobrovsky by the game.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 10 Days
Bobrovsky will be in the net Tuesday against the Red Wings, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
It will be the 200th career game for Bobrovsky, who has been the lynchpin of the team's six-game winning streak. He's produced a 1.91 GAA and .943 save percentage during that time and remains a sterling fantasy option while he continues to excel.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 12 Days
Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins on Saturday night. He has won six straight games.
December has been kind to Bob the goalie. He allowed 12 goals in those six games and faced a truckload of rubber doing it. He now has an 11-8-1 record with improving ratios. Use him while he's streaking.
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLS 13 Days
Bobrovsky is expected to receive the start in goal Saturday against the Penguins.
Since Bobrovsky has guided the Blue Jackets to five straight victories, it's hard to imagine coach Todd Richards turning to anyone else for a tough matchup Saturday with the Penguins. During that five-game winning streak, Bobrovsky has submitted a 1.73 GAA and .949 save percentage.