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Carolina Hurricanes Recall Lucas Wallmark from Charlotte Checkers

The rookie forward gets his second call-up of the month.

Jamie Kellner

After assigning Patrick Brown to the Charlotte Checkers Sunday morning, the Carolina Hurricanes have made another roster move.

The team has recalled forward Lucas Wallmark from the AHL. The move comes right after Charlotte's 3-1 loss to the Chicago Wolves on Sunday afternoon.

Wallmark skated in three games with the Hurricanes in mid-March, tallying one assist, prior to being sent back to the Checkers on March 17.

The Swedish rookie is Charlotte’s leading goal scorer and was named the AHL rookie of the month in February.

In a separate move, the Charlotte Checkers have released forward Greger Hansen from his professional tryout contract.

The official team release is below.

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 forward Lucas Wallmark from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Wallmark, 21, made his NHL debut on March 13, and registered his first NHL point with an assist against the Islanders on March 14. The Umea, Sweden, native played in three Hurricanes games before being reassigned to Charlotte on March 17. Wallmark (6’0” 176 lbs.) leads all Checkers skaters with 23 goals this season, ranks second on the team with 42 points and leads all team forwards with a plus-11 plus/minus rating. Wallmark is in his first North American season after playing the last three seasons primarily with Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The Hurricanes drafted Wallmark (6’0”, 176 lbs.) in the fourth round, 97th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.