COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled goaltender Anton Forsberg from the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters and assigned goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to the club's AHL affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Forsberg, 24, is 13-9-2 with a 2.29 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and a shutout in 26 games with the Monsters this season. Selected to participate in the AHL All-Star Classic on January 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he is third-T in the AHL in save percentage, eighth in wins (tied and minutes played (1,495) and ninth in goals-against average.
The Härnösand, Sweden native owns a 59-27-8 record with a 2.20 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and six shutouts in 101 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons. He led the Monsters to the 2016 AHL Calder Cup after finishing with a 9-0-0 record, 1.34 GAA, .949 SV% and two shutouts in 10 contests. Columbus' seventh round selection, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, he has posted a 1-8-0 record with a 4.07 goals-against and .879 save percentage in 10 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, including stopping 27-of-31 shots in a 5-3 loss at Carolina in his season debut on January 10.
Korpisalo, 22, is 2-1-0 with a 3.44 goals-against average and .893 save percentage in four contests with the Blue Jackets this season. He made his NHL debut in 2015-16, going 16-11-4 with a 2.60 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 31 contests. He finished third among NHL rookie goaltenders in wins and SV% and was fourth in games played and saves.
The Pori, Finland native was selected by Columbus in the third round, 62nd overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. He has registered a 13-15-4 mark with a 2.66 GAA, .905 SV% and two SO in 33 career AHL games with Lake Erie/Cleveland over the past two seasons, including a 5-5-2 mark, 2.99 GAA and .900 SV% in 12 games in 2016-17. Korpisalo also went 6-2 with a 2.96 GAA and .898 SV% in nine playoff games a year ago to help the Monsters capture the Calder Cup championship.
The Blue Jackets return to action following this weekend's NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Tuesday when they visit the New York Rangers. Game time at Madison Square Garden 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 Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, CD102.5 FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.