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Blue Jackets Recall Jakob Lilja from Cleveland

Feb 14, 2020

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Friday that the Blue Jackets recalled forward Jakob Lilja from the Monsters.


A 6’0”, 194 lb. left-shooting native of Malmo, Sweden, Lilja, 26, signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets on June 15, 2019. In 27 appearances for Columbus this year, Lilja posted 2-2-4 with two penalty minutes and a +4 rating and added 5-8-13 with two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 22 appearances for the Monsters. Prior to his North American professional career, Lilja contributed 48-51-99 with 71 penaty minutes and a +14 rating in 222 SHL appearances for Rögle BK, Linköpings HC and Djurgårdens IF spanning parts of five seasons from 2012-13 and 2015-19.

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