The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled forward Jerome Samson from Charlotte of the AHL on an emergency basis to play Tuesday in place of Chad LaRose, who was injured in yesterday's practice. Samson, who was recently named one of two Checkers players tabbed to play in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, leads Charlotte in goals with 15 and is second to fellow All-Star Jon Matsumoto in points with 27. According to reports, Samson was on a line with Jussi Jokinen and Alexei Ponikarovsky at the morning skate. The release from the team is after the jump.
HURRICANES RECALL JEROME SAMSON FROM CHARLOTTE
Forward ranks tied for 11th in the AHL in goals this season
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Jerome Samson (SAM-sohn) from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Samson is being recalled on an emergency basis for Chad LaRose, who suffered an upper-body injury during practice on Monday.
This marks the first NHL recall of the season for Samson, 24, who currently leads Charlotte and ranks tied for 11th in the AHL in goals (15). The Greenfield Park, Que., native is second among Checkers skaters in scoring this season with 27 points (15g, 12a) in 37 games and is tops among all AHL players with 160 shots on goal in 2011-12. Signed by the Hurricanes as a free agent on July 2, 2007, Samson has skated in 30 career NHL games with Carolina, totaling four assists and 10 penalty minutes. He has notched 252 points (121g, 131a) in 299 career AHL games with Albany and Charlotte.