RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated defenseman Dennis Seidenberg from injured reserve. Rutherford also announced that the team placed defenseman Anton Babchuk on injured reserve after Babchuk suffered an elbow injury in Carolina’s game on Sunday against Washington.
Seidenberg, 27, leads all Hurricanes defensemen and ranks fifth on the team with 13 points (2g, 11a) in 24 games played this season. The Schwenningen, Germany, native ranks second on the team in average ice time, at 24:06 per game. In his third season with Carolina, Seidenberg (6’1”, 210 lbs.) leads the team and ranks tied for fifth in the NHL with 67 blocked shots, while ranking fourth on the team with 50 hits. He has missed the Hurricanes’ last four games with a leg injury.