FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 27, 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 Joonas Korpisalo is unavailable due to a lower body injury and is considered day-to-day. In addition, goaltender Daniil Tarasov has been assigned to the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, from Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Johnson, 26, has gone 11-16-5 with a 3.80 goals-against average, .873 save percentage 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.
Tarasov, 22, went 11-4-3 with a 2.13 GAA, .924 SV% and two shutouts in 18 career games with Ufa in the KHL from 2018-21, including a 11-3-2 record with a 2.07 GAA, .925 SV% and two shutouts in 16 games with the club this season. He also posted a 20-7-3 record with a 1.79 GAA, .925 SV% and two shutouts in 30 career outings with Toros Neftekamsk in the VHL (Russia’s second league) from 2018-21 and finished with a 3-1-1 record, 2.16 GAA and .909 SV% in five appearances with the club in 2020-21. The Novokuznetsk, Russia native spent the 2019-20 campaign with Assat in Finland’s top professional league (Liiga), finishing with a 11-17-9 record, 2.72 GAA, .899 SV% and a shutout in 41 contests. The 6-4, 181-pound netminder was selected by Columbus in the third round, 86th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action today when they visit the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drop from Little Caesars Arena is set for 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 2:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via FOX Sports GO. The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.
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