– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Rasmus Rissanen
to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Rissanen was recalled to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, but did not play in the team’s 1-0 overtime win at Colorado on Wednesday. He will join the Checkers in Grand Rapids, MI, in advance of their game against the Griffins on Friday.