Defenseman played eight games during first stint in the NHL
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 Albany of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Borer, 22, played in eight games for Carolina since his recall from Albany on Jan. 1, the first NHL recall of his career. 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 totaled one goal, two assists (3 points) and four penalty minutes in eight games, averaging 14:16 in ice time per game. At the time of his recall from Albany, Borer led River Rats defensemen in goals (5), points (14) and power-play goals (4) and led all Albany skaters in plus/minus (+13). 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.