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Carolina Hurricanes Recall Klas Dahlbeck from Charlotte Checkers

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The Swedish defenseman completes a conditioning stint with the Checkers.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes announced they have recalled defenseman Klas Dahlbeck from a conditioning assignment with the Charlotte Checkers.

Dahlbeck has played in nine games for the Hurricanes this season, last suiting up in a home game against the Washington Capitals on Nov. 12. He was assigned to Charlotte on Dec. 7 and played in six games with the Checkers, tallying one assist. He was eligible to spend up to 14 days with the minor league club per the terms of the assignment.

Dahlbeck’s return places the Hurricanes at the 23-man roster limit with 13 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goaltenders.

In a corresponding move, today the Checkers recalled Josh Wesley from the Florida Everblades to fill out their roster.

The team press release follows.

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Klas Dahlbeck from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Dahlbeck, 25, appeared in six games and earned one assist with the Checkers after joining the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate on Dec. 7. The Katrineholm, Sweden, native has played in nine NHL games with Carolina this season, totaling three points (1g, 2a) and 12 penalty minutes. In 2015-16, he skated in 71 games with the Arizona Coyotes, posting eight points (2g, 6a) and averaging 15:43 of ice time per game. Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round, 79th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Dahlbeck has scored four goals and earned 11 assists (15 points) in 103 career NHL regular-season games with Chicago, Arizona and Carolina.