RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated center Brandon Sutter from injured reserve. To make room for Sutter on the roster, the Hurricanes reassigned center Dwight Helminen to the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.
Sutter, 19, has missed the Hurricanes’ last eight games after sustaining a concussion in Carolina’s game at the New York Islanders on Oct. 25. Prior to his injury, Sutter (6’3”, 183 lbs.) had scored one goal, earned two assists (3 points) and had a plus-two plus/minus rating in the first seven games of his NHL career. He leads all Hurricanes forwards in average shorthanded ice time at 3:17 per game, and ranks 10th among NHL rookie forwards in average ice time at 14:00 per game.
The Hurricanes complete a three-game home stand on Wednesday at the RBC Center against the Washington Capitals (7 p.m., FS Carolinas HD, Hurricanes Radio Network). For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com
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