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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Cole placed on injured reserve


Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled left wing Ryan Bayda from Albany of the American Hockey League. Left wing Erik Cole has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn muscle near his hip prior to Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta.

In nine games with the Hurricanes in 2006-07, Bayda, 26, has scored one goal and earned one assist (2 points). For Albany, the Saskatoon, Sask., native has notched 15 goals, earned 12 assists (27 points) and registered a team-leading plus-eight plus/minus rating in 30 games. Bayda (5’11”, 185 lbs.) is in his sixth professional season and has played in 78 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, recording eight goals and 14 assists (22 points), while accumulating 40 penalty minutes. Carolina originally selected Bayda in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and re-acquired him as a free agent prior to the 2006-07 season.

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