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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

Winger Available for Saturday’s Game

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has recalled left wing Tomas Kurka from Lowell of the American Hockey League. Kurka was reassigned to Lowell on Thursday and had an assist in the Lock Monsters’ 4-2 win against Portland last night.

Kurka (5’ 11”, 190 lbs.) was selected by Carolina in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on Feb. 26 at Phoenix and has totaled three goals and two assists in 11 NHL games. On Tuesday, Kurka scored a goal against Toronto for his fifth NHL point. In 61 games with Lowell this season, Kurka, 21, has 17 goals and 12 assists (29 points) and ranks fifth on the team in scoring. A native of Most, Czech Republic, Kurka turned professional last season and had 13 goals and 15 assists (28 points) in 71 regular-season games with Lowell.

The Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. to face Buffalo. Tickets are available via the team’s official website,, the Dodge Box Office at RBC Center or by calling 919-834-4000.

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