The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson from the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Carlsson, 23, has recorded three assists and eight penalty minutes in 23 career NHL games with Columbus, including two penalty minutes in six appearances this season. Selected by the club in the first round, 29th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft, he made his NHL debut at the end of the 2016-17 campaign before finishing +1 in five games vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Orebro, Sweden native has registered 6-24-30, 44 penalty minutes and a cumulative +13 plus/minus rating in 144 career AHL games with Cleveland. The 6-5, 192-pound defenseman has notched 2-10-12, 14 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 41 games with the Monsters this season.