RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has placed defenseman Justin Faulk on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 7. Francis also announced that forward Phil Di Giuseppe has been assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Faulk, 24, suffered an upper body injury in Carolina's game against New Jersey on Nov. 6. The South St. Paul, MN, native is in his sixth NHL season, and has scored three goals and earned three assists (6 points) in 11 games played this season. Faulk (6'0", 215 lbs.) serves as one of Carolina's alternate captains and has represented the Hurricanes in each of the last two NHL All-Star Games.
Di Giuseppe, 23, is in his second NHL season and has played in 11 of the team's 13 games this season. The Maple, Ont., native notched seven goals and earned 10 assists (17 points) in 41 games with Carolina in 2015-16, after making his NHL debut on Dec. 15, 2015. Di Giuseppe (6'0", 200 lbs.) spent all of 2014-15, and part of 2015-16, with the Checkers, and has scored 19 goals and earned 30 assists (49 points) in 104 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte.