After three games in Charlotte, rookie defenseman Justin Faulk has been recalled by the Hurricanes. Faulk was in the lineup for Carolina's first three games of the season before being a healthy scratch and then being reassigned to the Checkers to play three games in three nights. Faulk had a goal and an assist in helping Charlotte to two wins in three games. In three games with the Canes this season, Faulk has no points and a team-high 10 penalty minutes. The release from the team is after the jump.
HURRICANES RECALL JUSTIN FAULK FROM CHARLOTTE
Defenseman had two points in three weekend games with Checkers
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Justin Faulk from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Faulk was assigned to Charlotte on Oct. 19, and played in three games with the Checkers during the weekend, notching a goal and earning an assist (2 points).
Faulk, 19, made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes in the team’s season opener on Oct. 7 against Tampa Bay. The South St. Paul, MN, native has played in three of the Hurricanes’ eight games this season, averaging 18:59 of ice time per game. Faulk (6’0", 205 lbs.) is in his first full professional season after winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in 2010-11. The Hurricanes drafted Faulk in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.