Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky had to leave their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night with an apparent leg injury early in the third period.
After making a save on Lightning forward T.J. Brown, Bobrovsky had to be tended to by trainers on the ice and did not appear to put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off. The injury appeared to happen when he slid into the goal post while making the save.
He was replaced by backup Curtis McElhinney.
Bobrovsky had stopped all 18 shots he faced before exiting the game.
His numbers have regressed quite a bit this season as his save percentage was just .906 entering play on Tuesday, down from the unexpected .932 mark he posted a year ago when he single handedly helped keep the Blue Jackets in the Western Conference playoff race into the final week of the season.