COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Sonny Milano from the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The club also assigned goaltender Oscar Dansk and recalled goaltender Anton Forsberg to serve as the club's third goaltender.
Milano, 20, skated in four games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has also recorded 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points with 24 penalty minutes in 63 games with Cleveland in 2016-17, leading the club in points and assists (tied) and ranking second in goals.
Selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft, Milano has posted 0-1-1 in seven career NHL games. He made his Blue Jackets' debut at the New York Islanders on Mar. 31, 2016 and registered his first career point with an assist in the following game at Carolina on Apr. 2, 2016. He has tallied 32-51-83 with 46 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating in 127 career AHL games. In his first full pro season, he picked up 14-17-31, 22 penalty minutes and was +12 in 54 games for the Monsters in 2015-16 and added 4-4-8 in 17 playoff games to help the club capture the Calder Cup championship.
Forsberg, 24, went 27-17-4 with a 2.28 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and four shutouts in 51 games with the Monsters this season. The AHL All-Star is among the league's leaders in wins, GAA, SV% and shutouts. The Härnösand, Sweden native owns a 73-35-9 record with a 2.22 GAA, .923 SV% and nine shutouts in 126 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons. He led the Monsters to the 2016 AHL Calder Cup after finishing with a 9-0-0 record, 1.34 GAA, .949 SV% and two shutouts in 10 contests.
Columbus' seventh round selection, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Forsberg has posted a 1-8-0 record with a 4.02 goals-against and .879 save percentage in 10 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, including stopping 27-of-31 shots in a 5-3 loss at Carolina in his season debut on January 10.
Dansk, 23, was assigned to Cleveland on April 5 after spending the past two seasons with Rogle BK in the Swedish Hockey League where he has compiled an 18-34-4 record, 2.81 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and four shutouts in 60 games. He went 6-15-1 with a 2.99 GAA, .903 SV% and two shutouts in 24 appearances with the club this season. He was selected by Columbus in the second round, 31st overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft and has appeared in 21 career AHL games, going 7-7-0 with a 3.57 GAA and .880 SV% with the Springfield Falcons during the 2014-15 season.
The Blue Jackets return to action Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 6 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 5:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, 97.1 The Fan FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.