– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated defenseman Ryan Murphy
from injured reserve. Murphy has missed the Hurricanes’ last 11 games with a lower-body injury suffered Feb. 4 at Arizona.
Murphy, 21, has earned one goal and six assists (7 points) in 21 NHL games for the Hurricanes this season. The Aurora, Ont., native has also appeared in 25 American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte, and leads all Charlotte skaters in assists this season with 17. The Hurricanes’ first round selection, 12th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Murphy (5’11”, 185 lbs.) has skated in 73 career NHL games with Carolina, totaling 19 points (3g, 16a).