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Carolina Hurricanes recall Trevor Carrick, place Trevor van Riemsdyk on injured reserve

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It didn’t take long for the Canes to be forced into a roster move this season.

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The Carolina Hurricanes announced Saturday that they have recalled defenseman Trevor Carrick from the AHL Charlotte Checkers, and have placed Trevor van Riemsdyk on injured reserve with a concussion.

Carrick lost out to Klas Dahlbeck in the competition to serve as the Canes’ seventh defenseman coming out of training camp, but with TVR on the shelf and the Canes facing a lengthy road trip Bill Peters said yesterday that the team would recall a player to maintain roster flexibility. Van Riemsdyk will miss at least the next three games, and will be eligible to return next Saturday when the Hurricanes visit the Stars.

Carrick has cleared waivers once, just before the start of the season, and will be eligible for reassignment without being subject to waivers again as long as he is returned to Charlotte before October 29.

The release from the team is below.

CANES RECALL CARRICK FROM CHARLOTTE

Trevor van Riemsdyk 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 defenseman Trevor Carrick from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk has been placed on injured reserve.

Carrick, 23, has recorded one assist in two games with the Checkers this season and has earned 90 points (20g, 70a) in 205 career AHL games with Charlotte. The Stouffville, Ont., native was selected by Carolina in the fourth round, 115th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. Carrick has appeared in two games with the Hurricanes and made his NHL debut on March 15, 2016 against Washington.