The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy, their first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, from his junior team, the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, according to a report.
The emergency recall comes with the Hurricanes beset by injuries to their defense, including veterans Joni Pitkanen and Tim Gleason.
Murphy has eight goals and 39 points in 46 games this season, his fourth with Kitchener. He posted 26 goals and 79 points during the 2010-11 season before being taken by the Hurricanes with the 12th pick of the draft.
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com