RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated forward Jiri Tlusty (YIH-ree T’LOO-stee) from injured reserve. Tlusty, who has missed the last 14 games with an upper-body injury, is eligible to return for this afternoon’s game in Boston.
Tlusty, 22, has scored three goals and added one assist (4 points) in 21 games with the Hurricanes this season. The Slany, Czech Republic, native was placed on injured reserve on Jan. 7, retroactive to Dec. 16, when he suffered an upper-body injury after being hit into the boards by Atlanta’s Ben Eager. In 113 career NHL games with Carolina and Toronto, Tlusty has totaled 14 goals, 16 assists (30 points) and 24 penalty minutes.