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Sergei Bobrovsky Trade: Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender From Flyers For Draft Picks, According To Report

On Friday morning, TSN insider Darren Dreger reported that the Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for draft picks.

While much of the speculation over the last few days has circled around the Blue Jackets and Flyers working on a deal, the discussions largely centered around speculation about Rick Nash and James van Riemsdyk with Bobrovsky possibly being included as an additional piece.

For now, it seems Bobrovsky is the only one on the move.

Coming into this offseason, it was clear that the Blue Jackets wanted to improve their depth at the goaltender position and Philadelphia has been in the market to move Bobrovsky since signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a massive nine-year, $51-million contract last offseason.

Bobrovsky has one year remaining on a three-year, $2.7 million contract ($1.75 million cap-hit) that will leave the 23-year old goaltender as a restricted free agent at the end of the 2012-13 season.

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