Two weeks ago, the Carolina Hurricanes sent a pair of fourth-liners to Charlotte in a roster shakeup. Three straight losses later, one of them is on the way back to Raleigh.
The Canes recalled Josh Jooris from the Charlotte Checkers on Thursday afternoon. Jooris, who was assigned to the minors with Marcus Kruger on February 9, played five games with the Checkers, registering three assists. Earlier this week, the Canes sent Lucas Wallmark back to the Checkers after a cameo appearance in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Devils.
The release from the team follows.
CANES RECALL JOORIS FROM CHARLOTTE
Right wing will join Hurricanes on Friday
Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled right wing Josh Jooris from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.
Jooris, 27, has registered six points (3g, 3a) in 30 games with the Hurricanes this season. The 6’1”, 187-pound right wing made his Hurricanes debut on Oct. 17 at Edmonton and scored his first Hurricanes goals with two goals at Toronto on Oct. 26. Jooris has earned 55 points (23g, 32a) in 203 career NHL games with Calgary, NY Rangers, Arizona and Carolina. The Burlington, Ont., native registered three assists in five games with the Checkers this season and has earned 30 points (11g, 19a) in 80 career AHL games with Charlotte, Abbotsford and Adirondack.