FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Oct. 23, 2006
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that left wing Andrew Ladd has been activated from injured reserve. It was also announced that center Dave Gove has been returned to the Hurricanes’ top minor-league affiliate Albany River Rats.
Ladd, 20, missed Carolina’s four games from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21 after sustaining a shoulder injury in the Hurricanes’ Oct. 13 game at Atlanta. Prior to the injury, Ladd (6’2”, 201 lbs.) scored one goal while averaging 11:34 of ice time per game in Carolina’s first five games of 2006-07. The Maple Ridge, BC, native is in his second year of professional hockey after the Hurricanes drafted him in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Gove, 28, was recalled from Albany on Oct. 19 and played in the Hurricanes’ game at the NY Islanders on Oct. 21. The Centerville, Mass., native recorded two points (1g, 1a) while playing in three of the River Rats’ first four games prior to his recall.
The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to face the Atlanta Thrashers (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). Individual-game tickets for Wednesday’s game and all Hurricanes home games in October and November are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.