COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled left wings Markus Hannikainen and Sonny Milano from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Hannikainen, 24, has posted two goals and two assists for four points with six penalty minutes in 29 games with Columbus this season to raise his career NHL totals to 3-3-6 and 12 penalty minutes in 43 outings. He has also appeared in eight games with Cleveland in 2017-18, picking up three assists. He has registered 26-34-60, 42 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 115 career AHL games and added 3-7-10 in 16 games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, helping the Monsters win the AHL championship. The Helsinki, Finland native was signed by Columbus as a free agent in April 2015.
Milano, 21, has registered 8-5-13 with six penalty minutes in 35 games with the Blue Jackets and added 2-3-5 and four penalty minutes in nine contests with the Monsters this season. The Massapequa, New York native has notched 8-6-14 and six penalty minutes in 42 career NHL games and has 34-54-88 with 50 penalty minutes in 136 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons. He was the Blue Jackets' first round pick, 16th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Washington Capitals. 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.