RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Phil Di Giuseppe from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Francis also announced that center Jordan Staal has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a concussion during the team's 3-2 win against Florida on Sunday.
Di Giuseppe, 23, is in his second NHL season and played in 11 of Carolina's 13 games before being assigned to Charlotte on Nov. 11. The Maple, Ont., native scored two goals and earned five assists (7 points) in eight games with the Checkers from Nov. 12-27, and led the team in assists and points in that span. Di Giuseppe (6'0", 200 lbs.) made his NHL debut on Dec. 15, 2015, and has notched seven goals and earned 10 assists in 52 career NHL regular-season games with the Hurricanes. Carolina drafted Di Giuseppe in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.