The Carolina Hurricanes announced this afternoon that they recalled forward Patrick Dwyer and defenseman Bryan Rodney from the Albany River Rats. Both players will be available for tomorrow night's game against Dallas.
It was expected that the team would recall a forward because they were short a player, although Jiri Tlusty might have been the team's first choice. Tlusty has had some kind of visa trouble in Toronto.
It was unexpected that the team would recall Rodney. This move could lead to speculation that something concrete might be up with Aaron Ward, or perhaps there is another injury on the blueline. In Ottawa, Ward, Tim Gleason, Andrew Alberts, Brett Carson, Jay Harrison, and Joni Pitkanen all played.
Of that group, Gleason is the only one who has not made it to practice this week. Perhaps he is not ready to play tomorrow night? Either way, it's interesting that they recalled Rodney. We will find out what is up.