COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to the roster on emergency recall from Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Korpisalo, 21, has gone 14-8-4 with a 2.63 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 26 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He compiled a 13-3-3 record with a 2.28 goals against average and a .929 save percentage in his last 19 NHL starts since January 13. The Pori, Finland native made 27 saves in a 2-1 loss vs. Tampa Bay in his NHL debut earlier this season on December 14. He has also posted a 6-7-2 record with a 2.36 goals against average, .917 save percentage and two shutouts in 15 games with Lake Erie.
Columbus’ third pick, 62nd overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, Korpisalo is 6-9-2 with a 2.49 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 18 career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Springfield Falcons late in the 2014-15 season. He went 14-13-7 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 38 games with Ilves Tampere (Liiga) in 2014-15.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight, hosting the New Jersey Devils. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.