COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson and forward Markus Hannikainen from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Carlsson, 20, has registered an assist and two penalty minutes in eight games with the Blue Jackets in 2017-18 and has tallied 0-2-2 and two penalty minutes in 10 career regular season games since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2016-17 season. He also appeared in five Stanley Cup Playoff games in 2017. The Orebro, Sweden native has collected 0-1-1, six penalty minutes and is +1 in eight career AHL games, including four penalty minutes in five outings with the Monsters this season. He was Columbus' second first round pick, 29th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Hannikainen, 24, has notched 2-2-4 and two penalty minutes with a +1 plus/minus rating in 12 games with the Blue Jackets in 2017-18 and 3-3-6 and eight penalty minutes in 26 career NHL games. He also has collected 0-1-1 in four games with Cleveland this season and has registered 26-32-58, 42 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating in 111 career AHL games with Lake Erie/Cleveland over the past three campaigns. The Helsinki, Finland native was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jackets in April 2015.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 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.