Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky would be willing to waive his no-move clause if Columbus wanted to deal him at the trade deadline, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.
Sergei Bobrovsky told the Blue Jackets he would waive his no movement clause if the right trade came along, @PierreVLeBrun reports: https://t.co/gOmfEJ6Yi3
— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) January 17, 2019
The two-time Vezina Trophy winner was suspended for one game by the Blue Jackets last week for “failing to meet” Blue Jackets’ “expectations and values.”
After the incident, Bobrovsky apologized, but it fueled the rumor mill with the possibility Columbus could trade the 30-year-old, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
According to the report from The Athletic, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has not made calls about trading Bobrovsky, but there are several needy teams in the NHL who would likely go after the goalie in a deal if he were made available.
The Islanders have long been a rumored suitor and the Avalanche, Flyers, Blues and Oilers are all teams who could use help in net both this season and possibly beyond.
The Blue Jackets lead the Metropolitan Division with a 28-15-3 record.