Captain Rod Brind’Amour placed on injured reserve
RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled center Joe Jensen from Albany of the American Hockey League (AHL). To make room for Jensen on the roster, the Hurricanes placed team captain Rod Brind’Amour on injured reserve.
Jensen, 24, was acquired by the Hurricanes on Jan. 31 from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for David Gove. In 33 AHL games this season with Albany and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Jensen has totaled two goals, two assists (4 points) and 27 penalty minutes. Jensen (5’11’’, 180 lbs.) has also played in nine games with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL this season, earning seven points (4g, 3a). The Plymouth, MN, native is in his second professional season, and has scored eight goals and earned seven assists (15 points) in 59 career AHL games. He has 15 goals and 21 assists (36 points) in 37 career ECHL games.
Jensen played four years of collegiate hockey at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association before turning professional. In 153 career games with the Huskies, Jensen scored 45 goals, earned 55 assists (100 points) and accumulated 100 penalty minutes. The Penguins drafted Jensen in the eighth round, 232nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.