The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators Because of an”internal matter,” the team announced.

“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.

In other motions, Columbus recalled goaltender Jean Francois Berube from the AHL Cleveland Monsters while putting center Brandon Dubinsky and left wing Markus Hannikainen on injured reserve.

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.

Berube, who’ll likely act as the backup to Korpisalo for Thursday’s match, features a 9-10-4 career album in 34 NHL games with the nyc Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks.