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 forward Sergey Tolchinsky from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also reassigned forward Andrew Poturalski to Charlotte.
Tolchinsky, 22, is in his second full professional season and has scored seven goals and earned 15 assists (22 points) in 57 games with the Checkers this season. He made his NHL debut with Carolina on March 31, 2016, and earned one assist in his two games last season with the Hurricanes. The Moscow native has scored 21 goals and earned 37 assists (58 points) in 130 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte. Carolina signed Tolchinsky (5'8", 170 lbs.) as a free agent in August 2013.