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Hurricanes Recall Defenseman Wade Brookbank

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes

Hedican suffers sprained knee against Boston; expected to miss 10-14 days 

RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Wade Brookbank from the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hurricanes defenseman Bret Hedican suffered a sprained knee during Friday night’s game against the Boston Bruins and is expected to be out 10-14 days.

Brookbank, 30, has totaled two assists and 28 penalty minutes in 25 games with the River Rats this season. Brookbank, who signed as a free agent with the Hurricanes on July 3, 2007, has played in 68 career NHL games with Nashville, Vancouver and Boston, totaling four goals and two assists (6 points) and 229 penalty minutes. He will be available to play in Carolina’s game in Columbus Saturday night.

Hedican suffered the injury when he got tangled up with Bruins forward Chuck Kobasew at 11:23 of the second period. The North St. Paul, MN, native has totaled two goals and seven assists (9 points) and a plus-5 plus/minus rating in 37 games played this season.

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