Cullen, Walker and Hedican have missed a combined 22 games with current injuries
RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has activated center Matt Cullen, right wing Scott Walker and defenseman Bret Hedican from injured reserve. All three players are available to play in tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators.
Cullen, 31, has missed seven games since leaving Carolina’s game against the New York Rangers on Dec. 26 after a hit by Colton Orr. The Virginia, MN, native leads the Hurricanes and ranks tied for 23rd in the NHL in assists this season with 29. Walker, 34, has five goals and eight assists (13 points) in 24 games played for Carolina this year, and has missed the past six games with a knee injury. Hedican, 37, has missed the past nine games after suffering a sprained right knee on Dec. 28 against Boston. The North St. Paul, MN, native has totaled two goals and seven assists (9 points) in 37 games played this season.