First Linkoping, then Cleveland, now Columbus.
That’s the path Gabriel Carlsson has taken over the last few weeks — on Friday, the Blue Jackets announced they’ve recalled Carlsson from the AHL Monsters, the latest in what’s been a whirlwind trip.
In late March, Columbus brought Carlsson — the 29th overall pick in 2015 — over from Swedish League club Linkopings, where he’d spent the majority of the season.
Carlsson, 20, scored two goals and two assists for four points with six penalty minutes in 40 SHL games. Once his year was done, he immediately joined Cleveland.
With the Monsters, Carlsson posted one assist in three games.
Per the Dispatch, the recall comes as Columbus needed a seventh defenseman for a back-to-back series that’ll close the regular season. The Blue Jackets play on Saturday in Philly, then on Sunday in Toronto.
In other CBJ prospect news, the club has sent Vitaly Abramov to the Monsters. The club’s third-round pick last year, Abramov is coming off a terrific season with QMJHL Gatineau, winning both the league’s scoring title and MVP.