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Joonas Korpisalo activated off injured reserve

Club assigns him to Cleveland (AHL) after missing a month due to a groin injury

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / http://www.bluejackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Joonas Korpisalo off the Injured Non-Roster list and assigned him to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Korpisalo, 22, suffered a groin injury in the Blue Jackets' preseason game at Nashville on October 4. He posted a 16-11-4 record with 2.60 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 31 contests with Columbus in 2015-16, leading the club in wins, goals-against average and save percentage. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 14, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay (27 saves in 2-1 L) and picked up his first NHL win on Dec. 19, 2015 vs. Philadelphia (30 saves in 3-2 SOW). The Pori, Finland native also posted an 8-8-2 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 18 regular season contests with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters and went 6-2 with a 296 goals-against average in nine playoff games to help the club capture the Calder Cup.  

Columbus' third round pick, 62nd overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, Korpisalo is 8-10-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 21 career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Springfield Falcons late in the 2014-15 campaign. 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, who have gone 3-1-1 in their last five games to improve to 3-3-1 on the season, return to action tomorrow when they host the Dallas Stars. Game time is 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.  

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