RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (nuh-DEHL-koh-vihch) from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Nedeljkovic is being recalled on an emergency basis after Carolina netminder Eddie Lack was injured on the final play of the Hurricanes' game on Monday.
Nedeljkovic, 21, made his NHL debut in relief on Jan. 17 at Columbus, and made 17 saves on 17 shots faced in Carolina's 4-1 loss. The Parma, OH, native has appeared in 25 games this season for the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting an 8-14-1 record, a 3.40 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage. In 10 games with the Everblades, Nedeljokvic (6'0", 198 lbs.) has gone 4-4-0, with a 3.64 goals-against average and an .885 save percentage. The Hurricanes drafted Nedeljkovic in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.