The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Gabriel Carlsson to the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters and center Liam Foudy to the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight.
Carlsson, 23, has collected 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 5-24-29, 44 penalty minutes and a cumulative +8 plus/minus rating in 142 career AHL games with Cleveland, including 1-10-11, 14 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 39 games this season.
Foudy, 20, made his NHL debut tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, finishing with two shots and a hit on 10:23 of ice time. The 6-2, 182-pound forward has added 20-23-43, 18 penalty minutes and is +30 in 32 games with London this season, serving as one of the club's co-captains. In 217 career OHL games, he has racked up 89-77-166, 91 penalty minutes and a cumulative +68 plus/minus rating since 2016. A native of Scarborough, Ontario, he has represented Canada at several international competitions, including this year's IIHF World Junior Championship, where he picked up 3-1-4 in seven games and helped Canada capture the gold medal. He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 18th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game time from KeyBank Center is 7 p.m. 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 can also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 the Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.