Two days after sending him to Charlotte on the heels of a 4-0 demolition at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, the Hurricanes on Saturday recalled Dalpe for the second time this month. In his one-game demotion to the AHL, Dalpe scored a goal as part of a two-point night in the Checkers' 3-2 shootout loss to Rockford on Friday night.
There's no guarantee Dalpe will play on Sunday against Toronto, though, since Patrick Dwyer's injury is a game-time decision and he might be able to play. Coach Paul Maurice said after practice today that they will not know Dwyer's availability until tomorrow night, since the Canes do not have a pregame skate scheduled thanks to the early 5:00 faceoff for tomorrow's game.
The release from the team follows the jump.
‘CANES RECALL ZAC DALPE FROM CHARLOTTE
Forward played one game during assignment to Checkers
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Zac Dalpe from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Dalpe, 22, was reassigned to Charlotte on Thursday, and had a goal and an assist in the Checkers’ 3-2 shootout loss against Rockford on Friday. The Paris, Ont., native, has skated in nine games with the Hurricanes this season, averaging 6:07 of ice time per game. He has also played in four AHL games with the Checkers, and missed seven NHL games while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered at Buffalo on Oct. 14.