Blue Jackets’ Joonas Korpisalo out with illness, activate forward Emil Bemstrom
The Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday added goalie Daniil Tarasov on emergency recall and activated forward Emil Bemstrom off injured reserve.
Backup goalkeeper Joonas Korpisalo is unavailable for Thursday night’s game at Dallas with an illness.
The Jackets assigned Bemstrom to Cleveland, its AHL affiliate. He has yet to play this season after suffering an oblique injury during practice on Oct. 12. He has 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 76 career games with the Blue Jackets.
Tarasov has appeared in five NHL games, with the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15. He has a 5-2-2 record with a 2.96 goals against average and an .897 save percentage this season with the Cleveland Monsters. He will back up Elvis Merzlikins in Korpisalo’s absence.
Korpisalo is 3-4-0 in eight appearances (seven starts) this season. He sports a 3.95 GAA and .885 save percentage.
–Field Level Media