Chad LaRose placed on injured reserve
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has recalled forward Ryan Bayda from the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League, and placed forward Chad LaRose on injured reserve. Bayda will be available to play in the Hurricanes’ game tonight at TD BankNorth Garden against the Boston Bruins.
Bayda, 27, has played in seven games with the Hurricanes this season, totaling six penalty minutes and averaging 6:57 of ice time per game. The Saskatoon, Sask., native is in his sixth full professional season, and has notched seven goals and earned 10 assists (17 points) in 21 games with Albany this season. Bayda (5’11”, 185 lbs.) missed 22 River Rats games after sustaining an upper-body injury on Dec. 14 at Lowell, and returned to Albany’s lineup on Feb. 9. He has played in 85 career NHL games with Carolina, scoring eight goals and earning 14 assists (22 points) since turning professional following his three-year collegiate career at North Dakota. The Hurricanes selected Bayda in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and re-signed him as a free agent on Aug. 4, 2006, after he spent the 2005-06 season with Manitoba of the AHL.