FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 9, 2007
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled left wing Ryan Bayda from Albany of the American Hockey League. Bayda is being recalled on an emergency basis after the club placed winger Cory Stillman on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in the Hurricanes’ 2-1 win at Montreal on Feb. 6.
Bayda, 26, has been recalled from the AHL to Carolina twice already this season. In six games with the Hurricanes in 2006-07, the 26-year-old has scored one goal and earned one assist (2 points). For Albany, the Saskatoon, Sask., native has notched 15 goals and earned 12 assists (27 points) in 29 games. Bayda (5’11”, 185 lbs.) is in his sixth professional season and has played in 75 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, recording eight goals and 14 assists (20 points), while accumulating 40 penalty minutes. Carolina originally selected Bayda in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and re-acquired him as a free agent prior to the 2006-07 season.
The Carolina Hurricanes will wrap up a three-game road trip on Saturday against the Minnesota Wild (8 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) before opening a two-game home stand against Los Angeles on Tuesday (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). Tickets for all Hurricanes home games are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.