“There are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement Thursday. “An incident occurred in which Sergei failed to meet those expectations and values, so we made the decision that he would not be with the team for [Thursday’s] game.
“This is an internal matter and we will have no further comment at this time.”
Bobrovsky, a two-time 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, who are third in the Metropolitan Division through Wednesday’s games.
In his last outing, Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Joonas Korpisalo midway through the third period in a 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Dubinsky will be sidelined at least one week with a hamstring injury, while Hannikainen will also be out at least a week with an elbow injury.