RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Petr Mrazek from his conditioning stint with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). Forward Max McCormick has also been recalled to the team's taxi squad from Chicago.
Mrazek, 29, played his first game since Jan. 30 on Thursday, making 43 saves to help the Wolves earn a 5-2 win over Grand Rapids. He has played four games with Carolina this season, posting a 2-1-0 record with a 0.99 goals-against average, .955 save percentage and two shutouts before missing the last 30 games following right thumb surgery. The 6'1", 191-pound goaltender has posted a 46-31-5 record with a 2.48 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and nine shutouts in 84 games with the Hurricanes from 2018-21. He is 124-95-28 with a 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and 23 shutouts in 267 career NHL games with Detroit, Philadelphia and Carolina. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native was drafted by the Detroit in the fifth round, 141st overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft. He was signed by Carolina as a free agent on July 1, 2018.
McCormick, 28, has skated in two NHL games this season. He has registered 10 points (4g, 6a) in 73 career NHL games with Ottawa and Carolina from 2015-21. The 6'0", 183-pound forward played his first AHL game of 2020-21 on Thursday. He has played 336 career AHL games with Binghamton, Belleville, Colorado, Charlotte and Chicago, earning 168 points (79g, 89a). The De Pere, Wis., native was drafted by Ottawa in the sixth round, 171st overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was signed by Carolina as a free agent on July 25, 2019.