WEEKES SUFFURED CONCUSSION DURING FRIDAY’S GAME
RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 29, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager for the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier from Lowell of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes left Friday night’s game against Detroit with a concussion and did not return. Pelletier will be available for Carolina’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena.
Pelletier (6’3’’, 200 lbs.) was 5-8-0 with a goals against average of 3.58 and a save percentage of .900 heading into Lowell’s game at Providence on Friday night. Pelletier was acquired by Carolina on Jan. 23, 2000 along with Rod Brind’Amour and a second round draft pick in 2000 for Keith Primeau and a fifth round draft pick in 2000. He has played one NHL game in his career, when he was still a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Pelletier was 65-46-8 with a goals against average of 2.74 (7039 min., 321 GA) in 124 career AHL games heading into Friday’s game.