Winger has missed 17 consecutive games with a torso injury
RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has activated right wing Scott Walker from the injured reserve list. Walker has missed 17 consecutive games since suffering a torso injury against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Oct. 19.
Walker, 34, scored one goal and earned two assists (3 points) in seven games with the Hurricanes this season prior to the injury. Originally acquired by Carolina on July 18, 2006 in exchange for Josef Vasicek, Walker has totaled 22 goals and 32 assists (54 points) and 51 penalty minutes in 88 games with the team. The Cambridge, Ont., native signed a three-year contract to remain with the Hurricanes on June 20, 2007, and has notched 345 points (128g, 217a) in 695 career NHL games with Carolina, Nashville and Vancouver.
The Hurricanes open a two-game home stand on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The first 10,000 fans through the doors at the RBC Center on Wednesday will receive limited edition figurines of captain Rod Brind’Amour hoisting the Stanley Cup. In addition, college students can take advantage of the second of six College Nights at the RBC Center, with select lower-level tickets available for $25 (regular price: $60) or select upper-level tickets available for $15 (regular price: $30). Tickets for all Hurricanes home games in November and December are available at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com