– Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Aaron Palushaj
(pul-LOO-shigh) from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Hurricanes have also placed forward Riley Nash
on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 31.
Palushaj, 24, has played in all 34 of the Checkers’ games thus far this season, and leads the team in assists (19) and points (28). The Livonia, MI, native has played in 66 career NHL regular-season games with Montreal and Colorado, scoring three goals and earning 11 assists (14 points). Palushaj (6’0”, 187 lbs.) was drafted by St. Louis in the second round, 44th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He signed with Carolina as a free agent on July 11, 2013, and has yet to make his Hurricanes debut.