Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hurricanes recall Zach Boychuk on emergency basis

Per team release...

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has recalled forward Zach Boychuk from Charlotte of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

This marks the third NHL recall of the season for Boychuk, 24, who has four points (1g, 3a) in nine NHL games this season. The Airdrie, Alb., native ranks tied for first in the AHL in goals and tied for fourth in points (67). Boychuk (5’10”, 185 lbs.), is also first in the AHL in power-play goals (16) and was named CCM/AHL Player of the Month in March after notching 22 points (9g, 13a) in 16 games. Carolina’s first-round selection, 14th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk has totaled nine goals and 15 assists (24 points) in 94 career NHL games with Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville.


Boychuk actually broke the news of his recall himself, responding to a Tweet from Michael Smith: 

Boychuk, who earlier this week was named the AHL's Player of the Month, joins fellow Checker Chris Terry in Carolina. Terry was called up on Tuesday. With Aaron Palushaj ruled out this weekend with an upper-body injury, Charlotte now has 11 healthy forwards on the roster and eight defenseman.