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The goalkeeper of the Blue Jackets of Columbus Sergei Bobrovsky was back in the entourage of the team, Friday, after having been suspended one game by the organization.
In fact, the Russian was forced to miss the clash against the Predators in Nashville on Thursday, because it had not complied with certain values of the Blue Jackets.
Bobrovsky and the general manager Jarmo Kekalainen met before the practice of the formation of the Ohio and the keeper should be in uniform for the duel against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
“I always draw a sense of pride in being a good teammate, that I play or that I do not play, revealed Bobrovsky to the web site of the national hockey League (NHL). This is what I said to the organization. It happened, we solved the problem and we move on to something else.”
“What happened is a shame for the supporters. The situation will, however, remain in the locker room, between us,” he then added.
Move on to something else
The one whose contract will end this season has also added that the situation is not related with head coach John Tortorella, while Kekalainen has indicated that the contractual situation of his guardian was not at issue.
“It has nothing to do with these items, explained the DG. This is a separate event, that we have set. […] We have values that we have established here and we must respect that we are a star, a superstar or a player of the fourth trio, the highest salarier, low, or average. Everyone must be on the same wavelength.”
For his part, Tortorella did not want to talk about this situation with the media in Columbus.
“We move on to something else, he said. We managed it in the locker room and continue our activities.”
This season, Bobrovsky has maintained a record of 18-13-1, an average of goals awarded of 2.87 and an efficiency rate of ,906. The recipient of the Trophy Vezina awarded to the best goalkeeper of the NHL on two occasions (2013 and 2017), the athlete of 30 years is expected to finish the season with the Blue Jackets.
“I’m here. I’m going to play here. I’m going to do my best, as I always did for my team, for the organization, for the supporters and for the city. I have always worked hard and I will continue to do so.”