Sergei Bobrovsky’s play has been very good as of late as he continues to fly under the fantasy radar.
Analysis: Bobrovsky has allowed two or fewer goals in six of his last eight starts. Unfortunately he only has three wins in that eight game span. Regardless of Columbus’ inability to score, Bobrovsky has been extremely impressive. Over the last two weeks Bobrovsky is the 12th rated fantasy goaltender. What is even more surprising is that he is available in 70-80% of fantasy leagues.
Bobrovsky has only played in 14 of Columbus’ games this year but look for him to get increased playing time over the next few months. His save percentage and goals against average is significantly better than Steve Mason who has seen action in 11 games this year.
With injuries to Craig Anderson, Cam Ward(long term) and Martin Brodeur you have to consider Bobrovsky even if Columbus can’t score. You really don’t know what you are going to get from Anders Lindack or even Brian Elliott right now, so don’t count on those guys going forward although Tampa’s offense may keep Lindback relevant.