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Blue Jackets Recall D Gabriel Carlsson from Monsters

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Swedish blue-liner posted 1-6-7 in 18 appearances for Monsters this season

The Cleveland Monsters, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Thursday the Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson from the Monsters. A 6’5”, 192 lb., left-handed native of Orebro, Sweden, Carlsson, 21, was originally selected by Columbus in the first round (29th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Carlsson posted two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in one appearance for Columbus this season and added 1-6-7 with two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 18 appearances for the Monsters this year. Carlsson posted 0-3-3 with six penalty minutes and a -3 rating in 17 career NHL appearances for the Blue Jackets spanning the past three seasons and notched a +1 rating in five postseason appearances for Columbus in 2017.

In 54 career AHL appearances for the Monsters spanning the past three seasons, Carlsson supplied 3-10-13 with 18 penalty minutes and a -2 rating and logged 3-12-15 with eight penalty minutes and a +15 rating in 92 career SHL appearances for Linköping HC spanning parts of three seasons from 2014-17. Additionally, Carlsson represented Sweden in the 2016 and 2017 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with full coverage, live from Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.