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Hurricanes Recall Zach Boychuk

Zach Boychuk scored three goals Sunday for the Charlotte Checkers in the team's 9-5 win, and his reward was another return to Raleigh. Boychuk was recalled on an emergency basis — presumably to fill in for Patrick Dwyer, who left Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury — for Carolina's game Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The release from the team is after the jump.


Forward joining Carolina on emergency conditions

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Zach Boychuk on an emergency basis from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

This marks the second NHL recall this season for Boychuk, 21, who notched three goals and two assists (5 points), while skating in each of Carolina’s 16 games during his first NHL stint this season from Dec. 18-Jan. 18. The Airdrie, Alb., ranks tied for second among Checkers skaters with 39 points (15g, 24a), despite playing in just 31 of the team’s 46 games. Boychuk (5’10", 185 lbs.) is in his second full professional season, and has scored six goals and earned eight assists (14 points) in 49 career NHL games with the Hurricanes. Carolina drafted Boychuk in the first round, 14th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.