Columbus Blue Jackets News: Goalie Joonas Korpisalo out for season with upcoming hip surgery on the horizon

Joonas Korpisalo with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2019. By Pens Through My Lens – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

MARCH 24, 2022

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season due to a hip injury that will require surgery, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  Korpisalo is expected to make a full recovery in six months.

“This is an injury that Joonas has been dealing with for some time and it has now gotten to the point where surgery is the best option,” said Kekalainen. “We are disappointed for him as he has worked extremely hard to be able to play, but this is the best course of action.”

Korpisalo, 27, has registered a 76-67-21 record with a 3.04 goals-against average, .902 save percentage and three shutouts in 182 career regular season games and a 3-5 mark with a 1.90 GAA, .941 SV% and two shutouts in nine career outings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Columbus since making his NHL debut in 2015-16.  A native of Pori, Finland, he is 7-11-0 record with a 4.15 GAA and .877 SV% in 22 appearances with the Blue Jackets this season.  The 6-3, 193-pound netminder was selected by the club in the third round, 62nd overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday, March 25 when they visit the Winnipeg Jets.  Game time from Canada Life Centre is 8 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live on Bally Sports Ohio and streamed on the Bally Sports app.  Coverage begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 7:30 p.m. ET.  The game can also be heard on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at bluejackets.com.

‐ CBJ ‐

Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2021-22 season are on sale now.  Partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2021-22 campaign are also currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

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