“There are certain expectations and values that we’ve created for the players that define our civilization,” general director Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement Thursday. “An incident occurred by which Sergei didn’t fulfill those expectations and worth, so we decided he would not be with the team to [Thursday’s] match.
“That really is an internal matter and we will have no further comment at this time.”
Bobrovsky, a twotime Vezina Trophy winner, is 18-13-1 with a 2.87 goals-against average, two shutouts and a .906 save percentage this season for the Blue Jackets, that are third at the Metropolitan Division during Wednesday’s games.
In his final outing, Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 19 shots before being substituted by Joonas Korpisalo mid way through the third phase at a 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Dubinsky will be sidelined at least seven days with a hamstring injury, whereas Hannikainen will also be out at least weekly using an elbow injury.