Blue Jackets add goaltender Korpisalo
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to the roster on emergency recall from Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Korpisalo, 21, has gone 5-4-2 with a 2.12 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 games with Lake Erie this season, stopping 295-of-318 shots faced. He leads AHL rookie goaltenders and is seventh overall in both goals-against average and save percentage. The Pori, Finland native is 5-6-2 with a 2.34 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and two shutouts in 14 career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Springfield Falcons late in the 2014-15 season.
Columbus’ third pick, 62nd overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, he went 14-13-7 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 38 games with Ilves Tampere (Liiga) in 2014-15. He suited up for six different clubs in three European leagues in 2013-14, including earning a 3-1-0 record with a 1.42 goals against average and .957 save percentage in eight games with Ilves Tampere.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Winnipeg Jets. Game time from MTS Centre is 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 7:30 p.m.
(Columbus Blue Jackets press release)