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Press Release: HURRICANES RETURN ADAMS AND MACDONALD TO LOWELL

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

FORWARDS PLAYED FOR CAROLINA AGAINST SAN JOSE

RALEIGH, NC (Feb. 11, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced that the team today reassigned forwards Craig Adams and Craig MacDonald to Lowell of the American Hockey League (AHL). Adams and MacDonald were recalled to Carolina on Feb. 9 and played for the Hurricanes on Feb. 10 at San Jose.

Adams (6’0’’, 200 lbs.) has now played 27 games for Carolina this season without registering a point. In 12 games with the Lock Monsters, he has totaled six points (3g, 3a) and 37 penalty minutes. A ninth-round draft pick in 1996 from Harvard University, Adams 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 played one game for Carolina 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.

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