The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Gabriel Carlsson to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Carlsson, 21, did not see action since being recalled on November 16. He suited up in the 2018-19 season opener at Detroit on October 4, recording one shot and two penalty minutes in 9:21 of ice time. He has registered three assists and six penalty minutes in 17 career games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. In 2017-18, he collected 0-2-2, four penalty minutes and an "even" plus/minus rating in 14 appearances with the team.
Columbus' second first round pick, 29th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Orebro, Sweden native has also collected 3-10-13 and 18 penalty minutes in 48 career AHL contests with the Monsters. He has tallied 1-6-7 and two penalty minutes in 12 outings with the club this season.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. 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 starting at 6:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including CD102.5 FM in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.