Another day, another call for reinforcements for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team on Wednesday confirmed Zach Boychuk's since-deleted Twitter prophecy and recalled Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers, placing Patrick Dwyer on injured reserve retroactive to last Saturday, when he suffered a lower-body injury in the game against the Islanders.
Brody Sutter, if he suits up tomorrow night when the Canes start a five-game road trip at Madison Square Garden against the Rangers, would become the third Sutter to play for the Hurricanes, following in the footsteps of cousins Brandon and Brett. He would also be the third of something else: the third player to make his NHL debut for the Hurricanes this season, following Victor Rask and Patrick Brown.
Dwyer is, appropriately given the Rule of Threes, the third player currently taking up residence on the Canes' injured reserve list. Coach Bill Peters, however, said that Jeff Skinner, one of the Canes' other injured-reserve occupants, will be evaluated tomorrow with the possibility of drawing into the lineup. Andrej Sekera, who came out of a nasty collision with the boards last night with nothing worse than soreness and bruising, may also play, but Dwyer and Eric Staal will remain on the sidelines to start the road trip.
The release from the team is below.
HURRICANES RECALL BRODY SUTTER FROM CHARLOTTEPatrick Dwyer placed on injured reserve
Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled center Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). It was also announced today that forward Patrick Dwyer has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11.
Sutter, 23, is in his third full professional season and has played in all three of Charlotte’s games thus far this year. The Viking, Alb., native played in three of Carolina’s seven exhibition games during training camp before being assigned to Charlotte on Oct. 2. Sutter (6’5", 203 lbs.) notched eight goals and earned 20 assists (28 points) in 69 games with the Checkers in 2013-14, and has scored 12 goals and earned 22 assists in 99 career AHL games with Charlotte since turning professional. The Hurricanes drafted Sutter in the seventh round, 193rd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is the cousin of former Hurricanes forwards Brandon Sutter and Brett Sutter.