FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 7, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Cam Johnson to the roster from the club’s taxi squad on emergency conditions, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks is unavailable due to a lower body injury and is considered day-to-day.
Johnson, 26, has gone 11-16-5 with a 3.80 GAA, .873 SV% and one shutout in 32 career AHL games with the Binghamton Devils and 23-11-2 with a 2.28 GAA, .926 SV% and five shutouts in 38 career ECHL contests since 2018. He signed a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract with Columbus on Jan. 9, 2021 and has posted a 6-1-0 record with a 1.77 GAA, .941 SV% and two SO in seven games with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades this season. The Troy, Michigan native played four seasons at the University of North Dakota from 2014-18, compiling a 56-26-12 record, 2.10 GAA, .914 SV% and 12 shutouts in 102 career outings.
The Blue Jackets return to action today when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 3 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app with coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. with the “Blue Jackets Live” pre-game show. It will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.
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