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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

Defenseman to Join Team on Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Tomas Malec from Lowell of the American Hockey League. Malec will join the team Tuesday as Carolina plays host to the Boston Bruins (7 p.m., Fox-DT).

Malec, 20, returns to Carolina after being reassigned to Lowell on Feb. 24. The Hurricanes first recalled Malec (6’ 2”, 193 lbs.) on Dec. 11, and the Skalica, Slovakia, native has recorded two assists and 28 penalty minutes in 25 games with Carolina. In 30 games with Lowell this season, Malec has earned four assists. He was named to the PlanetUSA All-Star team for the AHL All-Star Classic, Feb. 3 in Portland, Maine.

Carolina acquired Malec from Florida along with Bret Hedican and Kevyn Adams on Jan. 16, 2002. The Panthers selected Malec in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

The Hurricanes will take on Boston at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the RBC Center. Tickets for tomorrow’s game and all Hurricanes games are available via the team’s official website,, the Dodge Box Office at RBC Center or by calling 919-834-4000.

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