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Canes Activate Eddie Lack from Injured Reserve

Michael Leighton reassigned to AHL's Charlotte Checkers

by Ken Preston / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated goaltender Eddie Lack from injured reserve. The team also reassigned goaltender Michael Leighton to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Lack, 28, has missed the team's last 14 games (11/22-12/17) with a concussion. Prior to sustaining the injury, the Norrtalje, Sweden, native had posted a 1-2-1 record and a 3.78 goals-against average in five games played this season. Lack (6'4", 187 lbs.) is in his second season with Carolina and has compiled a 47-46-16 record, 2.59 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 121 career NHL regular-season games with Vancouver and Carolina. The Hurricanes acquired Lack from the Canucks on June 27, 2015, in exchange for a 2015 third-round draft pick and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.

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