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Hurricanes recall Brett Sutter from Charlotte; Re-assign Zac Dalpe, Zach Boychuk to AHL

The Carolina Hurricanes have sent two of their young offensive talents, Zach Boychuk and Zac Dalpe, to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte and recalled the hard-checking Brett Sutter for the game tonight in Philadelphia.

Boychuk had seen few minutes in this stint with the big club, except for one game in New York when he played on Eric Staal's left flank two weeks ago. Dalpe was recalled Saturday to fill in if Patrick Dwyer was not able to play vs the Maple Leafs Sunday. Dwyer was good to go and Dalpe was a healthy scratch.

Brett Sutter played four games with the Hurricanes this season with one assist and used only on the fourth line. The full text of the release is after the jump.



Boychuk and Dalpe reassigned 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 Brett Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Rutherford also announced that forwards Zach Boychuk and Zac Dalpe have been reassigned to Charlotte.


Sutter, 24, has earned one assist in four games this season with the Hurricanes. The Viking, Alb., native was named Charlotte’s captain prior to the season, and has two goals and two assists (4 points) in 14 games this year with the Checkers. He was the Checkers’ leading scorer during last spring’s Calder Cup Playoffs with 14 points (4g, 10a) in 16 games, helping the Checkers reach the conference finals.


Drafted by Calgary in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Sutter (6’0”, 200 lbs.) has totaled one goal, two assists (3 points) and 21 penalty minutes in 23 career NHL games with Calgary and Carolina. In 286 career regular-season AHL games with Quad City, Abbotsford and Charlotte, he has notched 84 points (34g, 50a) and 276 penalty minutes. Prior to turning professional, Sutter played four seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with Kootenay and Red Deer, tallying 138 points (58g, 80a) and 274 penalty minutes. He is the older cousin of Hurricanes alternate captain Brandon Sutter.