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Monsters-Forsberg and Hannikainen Swap Spots

CLEVELAND – The  Cleveland Monsters announced Monday that fourth-year goaltender Anton Forsberg was recalled by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time this season and second-year left wing Markus Hannikainen was assigned to Cleveland by Columbus following his fifth NHL call-up of the year.

A 6’2” 191 lb. native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Forsberg, 24, posted a 12-6-1 record in a team-high 21 appearances for the Monsters this season with one shutout, a 2.16 goals-against average (GAA) and a .930 save percentage (S%) to his credit. In nine career NHL appearances for the Blue Jackets spanning the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, Forsberg supplied a 1-7-0 record with a 4.01 GAA and a .882 S%.

A 6’1” 189 lb. left-handed native of Helsinki, Finland, Hannikainen, 23, currently ranks second on the Monsters’ roster with nine goals this season, and has to his credit a total of 14 points, eight penalty minutes and a +4 rating in 24 appearances. In five appearances for the Blue Jackets this season, Hannikainen posted 0-0-0 with a -1 rating.

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Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.

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