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Blue Jackets recall Korpisalo, assign Zatkoff to Monsters

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COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled goaltender Joonas Korpisalo from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, and assigned goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to Cleveland, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Korpisalo, 23, is 5-5-0 with a 2.97 goals-against average (GAA) and .910 save percentage (SV%) in 11 contests with the Blue Jackets in 2017-18. He also has a 2-4-1 record with a 2.15 GAA and .928 SV% in seven contests with Cleveland in 2017-18. He has gone 28-21-5 with a 2.74 GAA, .914 SV% and one shutout in 56 career NHL games with Columbus and 17-20-6 with a 2.50 GAA, .911 SV% and two shutouts in 44 career AHL games with the Monsters. The native of Pori, Finland was selected by Columbus in the third round, 62nd overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Zatkoff, 30, is 1-2-1 with a 3.33 GAA, .874 SV% and a shutout in four contests with the Monsters this season. He is 99-84-7 with a 2.47 GAA, .914 SV% and 17 shutouts in 212 career AHL games with the Monsters, Ontario Reign, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Manchester Monarchs since making his pro debut in 2008-09. The Detroit, Michigan native is 18-21-4 with a 2.72 GAA, .908 SV% and a shutout in 48 career NHL games with the Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins from 2013-17. Originally Los Angeles' third round selection, 74th overall, in the 2006 NHL Draft, Zatkoff was acquired from the Kings on January 22 for future considerations.

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