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Columbus Blue Jackets add goaltender Jeff Zatkoff on emergency recall

Zatkoff has a 2.72 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and one shutout in 48 career NHL games

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Zatkoff, 30, has gone 18-21-4 with a 2.72 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and one shutout in 48 career NHL games with the Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins. Los Angeles' third round selection, 74th overall, in the 2006 NHL Draft, Zatkoff was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Kings on January 22 for future considerations. He appeared in 13 games with Los Angeles in 2016-17, going 2-7-1 with a 2.95 GAA and .879 SV%. He made his NHL debut in 2013-14 and went 12-6-2 with a 2.61 GAA, .912 SV% and one shutout in 20 games with Pittsburgh. His lone shutout was a 19-save effort in a 3-0 win at Columbus on Nov. 2, 2013.

The Detroit, Michigan native is 2-3-1 with a 3.56 GAA, .863 SV% and one shutout in seven games with the Monsters this season. He has gone 100-85-7 with a 2.48 GAA, .913 SV% and 17 shutouts in 215 career AHL games with the Monsters, Ontario Reign, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Manchester Monarchs since making his pro debut in 2008-09. Prior to turning pro, Zatkoff played three seasons at Miami University from 2005-08.

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