Defenseman played in three games during latest NHL stint
RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Casey Borer to its top minor-league affiliate, Albany of the American Hockey League (AHL). Borer had played in three NHL games since being recalled to Carolina on Feb. 14, his second NHL recall.
Borer, 22, has played in 11 games for Carolina this season, totaling one goal, two assists (3 points) and four penalty minutes and averaging 15:17 in ice time per game. The Minneapolis native made his NHL debut on Jan. 2 against the Atlanta Thrashers in Raleigh, and earned his first NHL point in his second NHL game, assisting on Eric Staal’s goal at Atlanta on Jan. 4. Later in the same game, he netted his first NHL goal at 16:35 of the second period.
Borer leads all Albany skaters this season in plus/minus (+13), and has totaled five goals and earned nine assists (14 points) in 44 AHL games with the River Rats. Selected in the third round (69th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Borer is in his first full season of professional hockey after completing a four-year career at St. Cloud State, totaling five goals and 36 assists (41 points) in 148 games with the Huskies.