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Carolina Hurricanes Recall Samson, Reassign Bowman

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The Carolina Hurricanes bench celebrates Jerome Samson's first NHL goal, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 10, 2012.  (author's photo)
The Carolina Hurricanes bench celebrates Jerome Samson's first NHL goal, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 10, 2012. (author's photo)

Earlier this morning the Carolina Hurricanes announced they have recalled Jerome Samson from the Charlotte Checkers and have reassigned forward Drayson Bowman to Charlotte.

Samson, a native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, will enter the lineup tomorrow night against the Montreal Canadiens. He was recalled earlier in the season and played in three games before an injury forced him from the lineup. He recorded his first NHL goal on January 10, 2012 in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, and he has tallied four points in his last three games with the Checkers.

The official press release from the team follows.

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Official press release:

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwardJerome Samson from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also reassigned forward Drayson Bowman to Charlotte.

This marks the second NHL recall this season for the 24-year old Samson. He played in three games with the Hurricanes following his Jan. 10 recall before an upper-body injury sidelined him for five games. The Greenfield Park, Que., native notched his first NHL goal on Jan. 10 against Philadelphia, and now has five points (1g, 4a) in 33 career NHL games with Carolina. Samson (6’0", 195 lbs.) leads the Checkers with 18 goals, and ranks second among team skaters with 31 points while playing in 41 of the team’s 50 games this season. Samson has earned 256 points (124g, 132a) in 303 career AHL games with Albany and Charlotte, and was named to the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic but was unable to participate due to his NHL recall.