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Hurricanes recall Eddie Lack from conditioning stint with Charlotte Checkers

When the Canes return from the All-Star break, Lack will be back on the active roster for the first time in two months.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled Eddie Lack from a conditioning stint over the past two days with the Charlotte Checkers, clearing the way for the Canes’ goaltender to return to the active roster after spending most of the past two months on injured reserve with a concussion.

Lack is coming off a weekend where his 1-1-0 record with Charlotte belies the solid play he contributed to the Checkers over their past two games. He stopped 60 of 63 shots, and largely looked like his old self in last night’s loss to Manitoba, playing solid but getting no support from the Checkers’ offense.

When the Canes return to the ice Tuesday night at home against the Flyers, Lack will be back on the bench, likely backing up Cam Ward but presumably starting one of the back-to-back games against the Oilers and Islanders this weekend.

The release from the team is below.

Goaltender played two games during AHL conditioning stint

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Eddie Lack from a conditioning stint with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Lack, 29, was assigned to Charlotte for a conditioning stint on Thursday after missing 26 of the Hurricanes’ last 30 games due to a concussion. In two games with the Checkers, Lack allowed just three goals in 120 minutes of work, good for a 1-1-0 record, 1.50 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage. The Norrtälje, Sweden, native is 1-2-1 with a 3.78 goals-against average in five games for the Hurricanes this season. Lack has appeared in 121 career NHL games with Vancouver and Carolina, going 47-46-16 with a 2.59 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.