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Carolina Hurricanes Assign Ryan Murphy to Charlotte Checkers on Conditioning Stint

Murphy last played for the Canes on Nov. 10 and has been a healthy scratch for the last four games.

Murphy most recently played for the Canes in a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 10.
Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that defenseman Ryan Murphy has been assigned to the Charlotte Checkers for a conditioning stint. Under the terms of the conditioning assignment, Murphy can be assigned to the Checkers roster for up to 14 days, after which he will need to be recalled from the assignment or placed on waivers to remain on the roster in Charlotte.

Murphy has played in four games for the Hurricanes this season, registering one assist, and has been a healthy scratch for the last four games. His role on the third defensive pairing has been supplanted by Matt Tennyson, who was recalled on Nov. 12 and has been in the lineup during the Canes four-game winning streak.

Press Release:

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) for a conditioning stint.

Murphy, 23, has appeared in four games for the Hurricanes this season, earning one assist. The Aurora, Ont., has totaled 36 points (6g, 30a) and 30 penalty minutes in 128 career NHL games with the Hurricanes. Carolina's first round selection, 12th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Murphy has played 82 career AHL games for the Checkers, registering 65 points (10g, 55a). Charlotte opens a four-game home stand at Bojangles' Coliseum on Tuesday against the Chicago Wolves.