Forward has missed first seven games since being acquired by Carolina
RALEIGH, NC— Ron Francis, Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated forward Patrick Eaves from injured reserve. Eaves, acquired on Feb. 11 along with Joseph Corvo from the Ottawa Senators, is expected to make his Hurricanes debut tonight as Carolina hosts the New Jersey Devils. Local media interested in talking to Francis about today’s moves may do so tonight at 5:20 p.m. outside the Hurricanes locker room.
Eaves, 23, has played in 26 games this season, recording four goals and six assists (10 points). The Fairbault, MN, native suffered a separated shoulder on Nov. 21 at Buffalo and missed 24 games before returning to Ottawa’s lineup on Jan. 15. He missed his final six games with Ottawa and his first seven games with Carolina due to a shoulder/neck injury suffered at Tampa Bay on Jan. 24. Eaves (5’11”, 190 lbs.) is in his third professional season after the Senators selected him in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played three years of collegiate hockey at Boston College prior to turning professional, and in 157 NHL regular-season games, he has notched 38 goals and earned 33 assists (71 points).