CLEVELAND – In the wake of a 4-2 home win over the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters announced Friday that rookie left wing Markus Hannikainen was recalled by the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time this season. An undrafted, left-handed forward, signed by Columbus as a free agent on April 20, 2015, Hannikainen supplied five goals, 11 points, six penalty minutes and a +2 rating in 17 appearances for the Monsters this season.A 22 year-old native of Helsinki, Finland, Hannikainen netted 19 goals, 46 points, 51 penalty minutes and a +22 rating in 60 Liiga appearances last season for JYP in his first full campaign in Finland’s top professional league. In 117 career Liiga appearances for Jokerit, HPK and JYP, Hannikainen has 22 goals, 53 points, 67 penalty minutes and a +26 rating to his credit.Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday rematch vs. the Moose with full coverage underway from The Q at 7:00 pm on AM 1420 The Answer and the Monsters Hockey Network. Related TopicsLake Erie Monsters Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
We get the fact that José Mourinho is a big fan and wants the midfielder to stick around, but the amount of clubs the player appears to be in talks with suggests he really would rather go elsewhere.The latest to add to the list are Arsenal, with Foot 365 journalist Patrick Juillard revealing on Twitter that Fellaini’s representatives are due to meet with the Gunners early this week to discuss a potential free transfer for the Belgium international.Out of contract on June 30th, the midfielder has a renewal offer from the Red Devils on the table, but the former Everton star’s desire to be a regular first-team player means he’d rather look around at what’s available for now.Embed from Getty ImagesIt was reported last week that talks with AC Milan had slowed down after Fellaini asked for €7m/year post tax plus a few bonuses; far too much for the financially restrained Serie A side.Arsenal probably have the money to match his demands, yet it remains to be seen if they’re willing to do so for a 30-year-old whose best years could quickly be behind him.Guess we’ll have to wait and see what comes from this meeting.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了，速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課，手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo It really has got to a point in the Marouane Fellaini saga where you have to wonder why Manchester United haven’t told the Belgium midfielder to shove his demands where the sun don’t shine and moved on.