The Carolina Hurricanes announced this morning that they have recalled forward Zach Boychuk from the Albany River Rats. Boychuk was one of the final players cut from training camp and impressed coaches with his speed and hustle this past fall. The forward has 4 goals and 5 assists in 12 games so far for the Rats.
The team is also reporting that Ray Whitney has an upper body injury and is likely to miss a few games. Boychuk will fill in for Whitney in the Hurricanes lineup this weekend. Tuomo Ruutu also missed practice this morning, but his injury is not expected to be as serious. Both Whitney and Ruutu will undergo testing and treatment later today.