RALEIGH, NC (February 17, 2001) - Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today the team has recalled goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier from Cincinnati of the International Hockey League (IHL). Goaltender Arturs Irbe, who served as backup to Tyler Moss on Friday against Phoenix, is day-to-day with a groin strain. The Hurricanes have placed forward Darren Langdon on the Injured Reserve List (groin) to make room on the roster for Pelletier.
Pelletier has compiled a record of 11-8 with the Cyclones this season with a save percentage of .914 and a goals against average of 2.82. This is the third time he has been recalled by the Hurricanes this season, but he has yet to appear in a game for Carolina. Pelletier was acquired by Carolina along with Rod Brind’Amour and a second-round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft for Keith Primeau and a fifth-round pick in the 2000 draft. Last season he split the year between Philadelphia of the American Hockey League and Cincinnati. He was 14-10-0 with Philadelphia, including a 2.49 goals against average. In Cincinnati last season, Pelletier had a record of 14-4-2 and a 2.44 goals against average.