RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Francis also announced that the team has assigned defenseman Jakub Nakladal to Charlotte, and that forward Bryan Bickell has been placed on injured reserve.
Tennyson, 26, recorded his first professional multi-goal game on Friday with a hat trick in the Checkers' 4-1 win at Iowa. The Minneapolis, MN, native has earned seven points (3g, 4a) in nine AHL games played this season. Tennyson (6'2", 205 lbs.) is in his fifth full professional season, and has scored three goals and earned 11 assists in 60 career NHL regular-season games with San Jose. The Hurricanes signed Tennyson as a free agent on July 3.