Blue Jackets Recall Gabriel Carlsson from Cleveland, Assign Vitaly Abramov to Monsters

By 1OB Staff on April 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm
Gabriel Carlsson has been called up
Columbus Blue Jackets

A week ago, first-round pick Gabriel Carlsson came to the United States to join the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.

Today, he joined the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In an effort to add depth going into the end of the regular season, Columbus recalled the defenseman from AHL's Cleveland, potentially setting up an NHL debut of the No. 29 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Carlsson will wear No. 53 for the club. The 20-year-old has posted one assist, two penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating in three games with the Monsters since coming over from his native Sweden, including an assist in his North American pro debut on Apr. 1 at Chicago. 

He recently finished a season in which he had two goals and two assists and a plus-8 rating in 30 games with Linköping of the SHL, the top league in his home country.

The Monsters did receive some reinforcement as the Jackets have officially assigned highly touted prospect Vitaly Abramov to Cleveland now that his junior season has concluded.

Abramov led the QMJHL in scoring this season and was named the league's MVP

The Gatineau Olympiques right wing finished the regular season with 104 points (46 goals and 58 assists) in 66 games. He was first in the QMJHL in total points, primary points (88), 5-on-5 goals (37) and 5-on-5 primary points (65).

The 2016 third-round pick is expected to make his debut tonight with the AHL's Monsters.