GELINAS, WESTLUND PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE
RALEIGH, NC (Feb. 9, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced that the team today recalled forwards Craig Adams and Craig MacDonald from Lowell of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Hurricanes placed left wing Martin Gelinas and right wing Tommy Westlund on injured reserve, retroactive to the date of their injuries. Gelinas has not played since suffering a concussion against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 25. Westlund has not played since Jan. 17 due to a back injury.
Adams (6’0’’, 200 lbs.) was reassigned to Lowell on Jan. 16 after beginning the season with Carolina. In 12 games with the Lock Monsters, he totaled six points (3g, 3a) and 37 penalty minutes. Prior to his reassignment, he had played 26 games with Carolina this season without registering a point. Adams, a ninth-round draft pick in 1996 from Harvard University, scored one point (1g, 0a) in 44 regular season games with the Hurricanes last year, his first in the NHL.
MacDonald (6’1’’, 190 lbs.) has yet to play for the Hurricanes this season. In 55 games with Lowell this year, MacDonald tallied 32 points (15g, 17a) and 59 penalty minutes. A third-round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft from Harvard University, MacDonald played in 11 regular season games and one playoff game for the Hurricanes during the 1998-99 season. He has yet to score a point in the NHL.