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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

23-Year-Old Center to Join Carolina in Pittsburgh

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 18, 2004) - Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of theCarolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled centerBrett Lysak (LI-zak) from Lowell of the American Hockey League. Lysakwill join the Hurricanes in Pittsburgh for Friday's game against thePenguins at Mellon Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net; Hurricanes RadioNetwork).

For Lysak, 23, this marks his first NHL recall since the Hurricanesdrafted him in the second round, 49th overall, in the 1999 NHL EntryDraft. In 62 games with the Lock Monsters this season, Lysak (6' 0", 190lbs.) ranks tied for second on the team with 17 goals, fifth with 31points and has totaled 94 penalty minutes. Since turning professionalprior to the 2001-02 season, the Edmonton, Alb., native has played in164 games with Lowell, the Hurricanes' top minor-league affiliate, andregistered 29 goals and 31 assists (60 points) while accumulating 179penalty minutes. In 2001-02, Lysak played in 16 games with the FloridaEverblades of the ECHL, scoring two goals and earning seven assists (9points).

The Hurricanes continue their five-game road swing on Friday atPittsburgh's Mellon Arena. After playing in Ottawa on Saturday, Carolinawill return to Raleigh for a two-game home stand against Philadelphia(Tuesday, March 23) and Florida (Thursday, March 25). Individual gametickets for all remaining Hurricanes home games are available at theDodge Box Office at the RBC Center, at all TicketMaster locations or bycalling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000. For more information, please

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