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Storm Advisory for February 19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup; Wallmark assigned to Charlotte

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Required reading heading into Canes off days.

Edmonton Oilers v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Reading Assignments:

  • The Blackhawks have fallen, but they have a plan to get back up. [ESPN]
  • Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly addressed racial taunts he was the target of in Saturday’s game in Chicago. [NHL]
  • Changing their blue line strategy is paying off for the Boston Bruins. [Sportsnet]
  • Evergreen sentence: The Flyers’ goalie situation is in limbo. [NHL]
  • Yanni Gourde is finally finding success after a long journey to the NHL. [NBC Sports]
  • How did Jonathan Marchessault went from an overlooked player to a superstar? [$Athletic]
  • What would it take to land Max Pacioretty? [TSN]
  • A Sens-Jets deal for Mike Hoffman is likely too complicated to pull off. [Sportsnet]

The Hurricanes on Monday assigned Lucas Wallmark to the Charlotte Checkers, a day after he played four and a half minutes in the Canes’ overtime loss to the Devils. The release from the team is below.

HURRICANES ASSIGN WALLMARK TO CHARLOTTE

Forward had two shots on net in Sunday’s overtime loss

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Lucas Wallmark to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.

Wallmark, 22, has played in five games with Carolina this season and scored his first career NHL goal against St. Louis on Dec. 30. The Umea, Sweden, native has recorded three points (1g, 2a) in 13 NHL career games with the Hurricanes. Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 97thoverall, at the 2014 NHL Draft, Wallmark (6’0”, 176 lbs.) ranks tied for second among Charlotte skaters in assists (23) and fourth in points (36) in 34 AHL games this season. He has totaled 82 points (37g, 45a) in 101 career AHL games.