COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue have recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, left wing Sonny Milano and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate and assigned goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to Cleveland, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Korpisalo made 32 saves, while Carlsson and Milano were each +1 in Cleveland's 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday.
Carlsson, 20, has recorded an assist in eight games with the Blue Jackets this season and has posted 0-2-2 in 10 career games since making his NHL debut at the end of last season. The Orebro, Sweden native has also collected 0-1-1 in four career AHL games. He was Columbus' second first round pick, 29th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Milano, 22, has notched 5-3-8 with four penalty minutes in 17 games with Columbus this season. He has recorded 5-4-9 and four penalty minutes in 24 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He has added 32-51-83 in 128 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons since making his pro debut at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. The Massapequa, New York native was the club's first round pick, 16th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Korpisalo, 23, has gone 1-3-0 with a 3.28 goals-against average and .896 save percentage this season and is 24-19-5 with a 2.73 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 49 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He has also gone 16-16-5 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 38 career AHL games with the Monsters. He was Columbus' third round pick, 62nd overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Kivlenieks, 21, has gone 2-3-1 with a 2.64 GAA and .896 SV% in six games with the Monsters in his first professional season. Last season, he captured the USHL's Player and Goaltender of the Year awards after going 36-7-6 with a 1.85 GAA and .932 SV% in 49 games to help Sioux City capture the Anderson Cup (regular season champions), leading the league in wins, GAA, SV% and shutouts (five, tied). The Riga, Latvia native was signed by Columbus to a three-year, entry level contract on May 25, 2017.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Monday as they visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game time from KeyBank Center is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.