The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed right wing Josh Anderson on Injured Reserve retroactive to October 5 and recalled left wing Markus Hannikainen from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Anderson, 25, is day-to-day with an upper body injury suffered on October 5 at Pittsburgh. He registered four penalty minutes in the first two games of the 2019-20 season. The Burlington, Ontario native has collected 64-47-111, 199 penalty minutes and a +31 plus/minus rating in 243 career NHL games. Columbus' fourth round pick, 95th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft, Anderson set career highs with 27-20-47 in 82 games with the Jackets in 2018-19.
Hannikainen, 26, set career highs in 2018-19 with 4-3-7 in 44 games with the Blue Jackets and has registered 8-7-15 and 14 penalty minutes in 91 career games with the club since making his league debut in 2015-16. The Helsinki, Finland native has added 27-34-61, 42 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating in 117 career AHL contests with the Monsters, including 1-0-1 in two outings in 2019-20. He was originally signed to an entry level contract with Columbus on Apr. 20, 2015.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app as well as Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan.